Sébastian Haller Could Be A Real Baller At West Ham United

Eintracht Frankfurt player Sébastien Haller could be an ideal signing for West Ham United. BBC Sport are reporting that the striker could be about to sign for the Hammers in a £45m deal. West Ham begins its 2019 season against Brighton Saturday, August 17, 2019.

The German side confirmed on Twitter that they had come to an agreement with their English counterparts:

The twenty-five year old Frenchman excelled in the Bundesliga last season. He’s scored fourteen league goals and adding five more strikes in the Europa League.

Not bad when you consider that Frankfurt’s main marksman was the highly rated Luka Jovic. The young Serbian banged in a combined total of twenty-five goals during the last campaign. His form won him a big move to Real Madrid in the summer, Via Marca.

Haller had no issues with Jovic being the star striker, in fact the French forward has been a big reason for Luka’s progress. As well as grabbing his own goals, Haller has also created  twelve assists for teammates.

As his assists stats suggest, Sébastien can link up well with those around him and he has the ability to hold the ball up in the final third. He likes laying it off to those in midfield (That could be great news for Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson or new boy Pablo Fornals) and he also has the insight to create lovely wee flick-ons for players to run onto, which could help Javier Hernandez if he stays with The Irons.

The striker is terrific in the air and that could be very advantageous for this current West Ham side. He’s also very strong and can muscle his way beyond opponents. The Hammers lost both Andy Carroll and Marko Arnautovic from their squad this summer and Sébastien could fill the void those two powerhouses have left behind.

He does seem to have the ideal attributes when you think of a player that could succeed in the Premier League.

As well as proving himself in Germany, Haller also had a successful scoring spell in the Eredivisie with FC Utrecht. The forward also scored thirteen times in twenty Under-21 appearances for France.

That shows us that he can adapt well to different surroundings.

While it’s very true that Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps has an array for attacking riches to choose from at the moment, personally I think Sébastien Haller must be in the running for his first senior cap in the near future. He could prove to be an ideal longterm replacement for Olivier Giroud.

The fee of  £45m would represent a transfer record for West Ham Utd but I think Sébastien Haller could be an ideal signing for The Hammers; he has proven himself in various leagues, has all the attributes to succeed in England and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has a history of making players even better!

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