Report: West Ham are confident of signing Frankfurt's Sebastien Haller for £40m

Manuel Pellegrini, Manager of West Ham United celebrates after his side score their third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Fulham FC at the London Stadium...

Sebastien Haller is reportedly nearing a move to the Premier League with West Ham United after scoring 15 Bundesliga goals for Eintracht Frankfurt.

Frankfurt's French forward Sebastien Haller (L) celebrates scoring the 2-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt on...

West Ham United are ‘quietly confident’ of signing Sebastien Haller after entering talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over the £40 million Frenchman, according to the Mail.

It has been a week full of speculation at the London Stadium. But after rather bizarre links with Gonzalo Higuain, Diego Costa and Mario Balotelli, it seems that The Hammers have a far more sensible target in mind.

Unlike the aforementioned trio, who’s best years are clearly behind them, Haller is one of the most promising up-and-coming strikers anywhere in European football.

 

15 goals and nine assists in his second Bundesliga season was a fine return from a player who made his name in the Eredivisie with Utrecht, combining the height and aerial prowess of Duncan Ferguson with the touch and class of Dimitar Berbatov.

Haller has both the skill and the strength to adapt to the Premier League comfortably and the Mail claims that the 25-year-old’s representatives are ready to travel to England for talks.

France's midfielder Sébastien Haller (R) vies with Ivory Coast's midfielder Aboubacar Keita (L) during the friendly international U21 football match between France and Ivory-Coast on...

West Ham believe that a deal can be done, which would make Haller their second most expensive signing ever at £40 million.

The one-time Auxerre starlet would be the second prolific marksman to bid farewell to Frankfurt in recent weeks, following Luka Jovic’s big-money move to Real Madrid.

And after so many years of disappointing striker signings, from Marco Borriello to Modibo Maiga, Lucas Perez to Robbie Keane, Haller appears to have that perfect mix of youth and proven, top flight quality.

Sebastien Haller of Eintracht Frankfurt controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 9,...

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