/West Ham United transfer news: Sebastien Haller signs from Eintracht Frankfurt in £45m deal

West Ham United transfer news: Sebastien Haller signs from Eintracht Frankfurt in £45m deal

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Sebastien Haller for a club record fee,

The £45million transer eclipses the deal which saw Felipe Anderson arrive at the London Stadium last summer.

Sebastien Haller has become West Ham’s record signing after his move from Eintracht Frankfurt

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Sebastien Haller has become West Ham’s record signing after his move from Eintracht Frankfurt

Having already lost Luka Jovic to Real Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt were reluctant to allow another crucial striker to leave the club.

However, after accepting a bid on Tuesday morning, the Hammers moved quickly to sign the 25-year-old striker.

After personal terms were agreed, Haller completed his medical on Tuesday evening at the Spire London East Hospital in Woodford.

“I feel really great,” Haller told whufc.com.

“I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to be here. It means a lot (to be record signing). It proves that the club really wanted me for a long time.

“I felt this desire to sign me and I’m really happy to sign, also. 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 per cent for the club because the club has given me this confidence and I will try to give it back every day in every game.”

Haller in pre-season action for the Bundesliga side earlier this month

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Haller in pre-season action for the Bundesliga side earlier this month

Kevin Hatchard on Sebastien Haller’s move to West Ham

The French striker scored 33 goals in 77 appearances in two years at Bundesliga club Eintracht.

He joined them from Dutch side Utrecht, where he scored 51 times in 98 games.

The Hammers have been desperately trying to replace Marko Arnautovic this summer, who left to join Shanghai SIPG earlier this month.

Although an ambitious move was made for Uruguay international Maxi Gomex, the 22-year-old opted to stay in Spain and play Champions League football at Valencia.