West Ham smash transfer record to sign Man Utd linked France striker

Oli Fisher
Sebastian Haller

West Ham have announced the signing of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt on a five-year deal.

The 25-year-old scored 20 goals in 41 appearances last season and now becomes the most expensive player in West Ham’s history, eclipsing the fee the Hammers paid to land Felipe Anderson last year.

A former France U21 international who came through the ranks at Auxerre, West Ham have reportedly spent £45million on the forward, who was also linked with Manchester United.

“I feel really great,” said the centre forward. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to be here.

“It means a lot (to be the record signing). It proves that the club [has] really wanted me for a long time. I felt this desire to sign me and I’m really happy to sign, also. it is an ambitious club, a nice club, a nice city and nice fans too

“For me I can guarantee that I will give 100% for the club because the club has given me this confidence and I will try to give it back every day in every game.

“I will always give 100% and respect the club. I think this is a normal thing and that I can guarantee. I know it’s a big transfer and there is a lot of expectation around me, and I just want to make people proud of this transfer and I will give everything I have.”


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