West Ham have confirmed the signing of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt with the club revealing that they have paid a club record fee.
It has been reported that the Hammers have paid in the region of £45m to secure the services of the 25-year-old.
Fans on Twitter are delighted that West Ham have managed to get the deal over the line for the striker:
Absolutely buzzing! Record signing! We are developing a really good squad that can hopefully push on i the next few years
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) 17 July 2019
Absolute quality player
— TheChelseaMogul (@TheChelseaMogul) 17 July 2019
— Attila Takos (@atakos22) 17 July 2019
Absolutely stunning signing. Credit to Husillos, Pellegrini and the whole board for showing really ambition and determination to get a striker of top quality. Love your work just don't rest on your laurels now😁🥳⚽️😍😍😍
— Toby Gould (@samizgould) 17 July 2019
great signing lads fair play
— 6 TIMES WINNERS (@LM10Playz) 17 July 2019
Welcome to the club, great signing ❤️⚒️⚒️
— Michael Oaks (@mikoaks) 17 July 2019
— H (@hans_walker75) 17 July 2019
Buzzing with this one #COYI
— Dylan Jones (@DylanJones41) 17 July 2019
Some supporters believe that recruiting Haller will help them compete for a top-six spot, alongside Arsenal, this season:
arsenal have some real competition
— Mallam Usman (@IsaacMbaegbu) 17 July 2019
🎶We're coming for you, we're coming for you, Guariola, we're coming for you🎶
— Elcormaco (@elcormaco) 17 July 2019
Whether it turns out that way, it remains to be seen, but the signing of the Bundesliga striker demonstrates the club’s ambitions for the new campaign.
Haller is the club’s fourth signing of the summer, along with Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals, and goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin.
He scored regularly in Germany last season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, as well as contributing 12 assists in 41 appearances for Frankfurt.