West Ham go big in the transfer market
West Ham have completed the club-record signing of French striker Sebastien Haller, who scored 20 goals for Eintracht Frankfurt last season.
Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham are investing heavily in their squad this summer.
The Hammers have already signed Pablo Fornals for big money, said to be in the region of £24 million.
Now, West Ham have gone and smashed that figure with their second summer signing, Sebastien Haller:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 17, 2019
Will Haller succeed in the Premier League?
The French striker scored a very impressive 20 goals and assisted 12 in 41 appearances last season, making him a hot topic in the rumour mill.
It was even suggested at the beginning of June that Haller was a target for Manchester United, if Romelu Lukaku left for Inter Milan.
However, West Ham recently made a breakthrough, and have now confirmed the signing.
Speaking about his move, Haller made it clear that he intends to repay West Ham’s faith in him.
“I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to be here,” Haller explained to West Ham’s official website.
“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.”