Gale’s opinion here simply seems to have the whiff of someone who doesn’t know a lot about Haller and so isn’t sure whether it’s a good deal. That’s understandable, we’re not all going to be familiar with a striker who has plied his trade in the Bundesliga in recent years, but it’s easy for you to do your homework. Come on Tony, just take a quick look at the statistics and watch a few games, and you’ll see that Haller is a much better option than Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill, his striking competition at the London Stadium. As you can see from WhoScored.com, Haller beat Messrs Hernandez and Hugill in almost all offensive statistical categories in the league last season. He scored 15 goals and grabbed nine assists in the Bundesliga last time out, with the other two men getting less than that between them. The Frenchman also beat them both in average shots, key passes and dribbles per game, while he was fouled the most of the three. Clearly, then, Tony, it’s not quite as bad a deal as you think.