Signing Sebastien Haller in the summer would see West Ham buck recent trend

Sebastien Haller from German first division Bundesliga football team Eintracht Frankfurt poses for a photo in Frankfurt, Germany, on August 4, 2017.

The Eintracht Frankfurt striker has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham United in the summer.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

Hammers fans were left disgruntled with their club's business during the January transfer window, following the arrivals of just two new faces - Joao Mario on loan, and Jordan Hugill - a permanent signing from Preston.

West Ham recouped around £28 million with the sales of Andre Ayew to Swansea City and Diafra Sakho to Rennes, and many fans are wondering why that money wasn't invested straight back into the playing squad.

There could be good news on the horizon for the Hammers faithful, however, with 90 min claiming that West Ham are lining up a summer swoop for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastian Haller.

Frankfurt's French forward Sebastien Haller (L) and Moenchengladbach's German defender Tony Jantschke vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match, Eintracht...

The 23-year-old has been in fine form in Germany this season, scoring eight goals in 20 Bundesliga appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt, helping fire his side up to sixth place in the table, just two points adrift of second place.

90 mins claim that the Frenchman will be available for around €30 million (£26.4 million) in the summer, and if the Hammers manage to sign him, it might just represent the start of brighter things to come for the east London outfit.

Haller, 23, is young, powerful and has pace in abundance. He still has plenty of unfulfilled potential, he would buck West Ham's recent trend of signing older players who are past their best on loan.

Frankfurt's French forward Sebastien Haller vies with Dortmund's German midfielder Julian Weigl (L) during the German First division Bundesliga football match Eintracht Frankfurt vs...

Whilst £26.4 million seems like a lot of money on face vale, it actually represents fantastic value in today's ludicrously inflated transfer market, and if the Hammers do in fact manage to bring him to the club in the summer, it could be the first sign that the club are actually moving forward, and making genuine progress.

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