Published: 16:59 | 17/7/19

West Ham capture Haller for record fee


West Ham have smashed their transfer record once again with the £45m signing of striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The former France U21 international, who has signed a five-year deal with the option of a further twelve months, scored 20 goals in 41 appearances for the German club last season and is the east London outfit’s fourth signing of the summer.

The signing eclipses the £36m the Hammers paid for Brazilian Felipe Anderson last year.

"I think it's a really good opportunity for me to be here," he said. "It means a lot [to be record signing]. I felt this desire to sign me and I'm really happy to sign. 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 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."

Haller joins forward Pablo Fornals as well as goalkeepers David Martin and Roberto as West Ham's other summer signings will link up with the rest of the squad when they return from the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy in China.

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