Former England defender Danny Mills believes West Ham have found a real gem in striker Sebastien Haller. The Frenchman was signed from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer for £45m and has scored three goals in his first three appearances for the club.
Speaking to the Football Insider, Mills said that the 25-year-old has not needed much time to settle in with his new team, and has carried on from where he left off last campaign:
“Haller’s been exceptional. He’s come in and hit the ground running, looks like the real deal, continuing that form he’s shown in Germany.”
“I think it’s so important players come over to be able to get off the mark quickly. It’s absolutely vital. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s got all the great attributes for the Premier League.”
Haller is certainly enjoying his start to life in England, and the Hammers may be glad that they signed the forward ahead of their number one target Maxi Gomez.
In contrast to Haller, the Uruguayan has not hit the ground running for his new club Valencia. He was an unused substitute in their opening day draw against Real Sociedad.
Gomez did get his first start against Celta Vigo in a 1-0 defeat but was again benched for the Spanish club’s 2-0 win versus Mallorca last week.