Report claims West Ham beat Bayern Munich to striker Sebastien Haller

West Ham United Joint Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold (L) chat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium on May 15,...

West Ham United beat Bayern Munich to Sebastien Haller.

Sebastien Haller of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Norwich City at London Stadium on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

According to the Daily Mail, Bayern Munich missed out on a deal for striker Sebastien Haller as they wouldn't match West Ham United's £45million offer.

The Hammers swooped to sign Haller this summer as their new first-choice striker, and he's certainly going some way to repaying that fee so far.

Haller has hit three goals in his first three games for the club, and the Frenchman will be looking to add to his tally on Monday night against Aston Villa.

 

Now, reports are emerging that Bayern wanted to sign Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, with the idea of keeping him in the Bundesliga.

However, Bayern weren't prepared to pay the £45million fee that West Ham were offering, meaning the German giants missed out on his signature.

Beating a huge club like Bayern to a big-money signing is a major coup for West Ham, and co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan deserve so much praise for the move.

Sebastien Haller of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

They have backed manager Manuel Pellegrini with two club-record signings since his arrival, with Felipe Anderson last summer and now Haller.

They've stumped up the cash to sign two huge players, all with the goal of pushing towards European football again, and the backing of Pellegrini shows that Gold and Sullivan know what a quality manager they have, and that they should give him the tools to take the club forward – even if that costs big money.

West Ham fans won't have ever expected to beat Bayern to a £45million deal, but it has happened now, and whilst Gold and Sullivan take stick a lot of the time, they deserve credit here.

West Ham United Joint Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold (L) chat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and West Ham United at the DW Stadium on May 15,...

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