Eintracht Frankfurt have confirmed that they have accepted a bid from West Ham for striker Sebastien Haller.
The 25-year-old is now travelling to undergo a medical, and if everything checks out, he will become a Hammers player.
The fee for Haller could reportedly rise to £45m, according to the BBC, which would eclipse the club record West Ham paid Lazio for Felipe Anderson last summer.
Fans on Twitter are delighted with the deal for the striker:
Great news, if they get this deal done which is looking hopeful then it's a big signing both in terms of the team & in terms of recruiting further talent.
— William Field (@wilfield71) 16 July 2019
— ⚒Cal⚒ (@olasifbb) 16 July 2019
Actually signing a player with a more all round game than Gomez. Gomez who?
— Glenn (@happyhammer888) 16 July 2019
Is it time to get over excited about the new season now?
Top six easy! #COYI
— Ziggy (@ZiggyMcFuknuget) 16 July 2019
— Russell Hunt ⚒ (@sixty7lion) 16 July 2019
Can we get excited yet?? 😬⚒
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) 16 July 2019
— alan brooks (@alanbrooks3769) 16 July 2019
— Jesse (@Jesse80023638) 16 July 2019
Very exciting news. Hopefully the medical has no issues now
— Antony Dennis (@Antony_Den) 16 July 2019
The Frenchman scored 20 goals in 41 appearances for Frankfurt last season. He is a decent finisher and has a good aerial presence.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini and Director of Football Mario Husillos have been looking for a new number nine all summer, following the departures of Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll.
They had been in protracted negotiations for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez, but once talks collapsed for the Uruguayan, they swiftly switched targets to sign Haller instead.