The 6’3″ hitman [Transfermarkt] has been linked with a move to east London in recent days, as reported by Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, and it is understood that talks are ongoing between the two clubs.
Once that part of the deal is tied up, it is believed that Haller’s agents will fly to England in the hope of agreeing personal terms and concluding the transfer.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Solhekol said: “West Ham United & Eintracht Frankfurt in talks over transfer of striker Sebastien Haller.
“Haller’s representatives ready to fly to London to discuss terms once deal is agreed.
“Both sides hopeful deal can be done.”
What a move this would be from West Ham. Haller is a real talent, with the Frenchman hitting 15 goals in Germany last season, and his natural physicality would make him an ideal fit for the rigorous demands of the Premier League. Pleasingly, however, the striker is more than just a hold up man. Of his 15 strikes last season, just two came with his head, and 11 came from his right boot [Whoscored]. Add that to the 6.9 aerial duels he won per match, and you begin to see why the Hammers are so keen on him. The 25-year-old is a well-rounded and exciting talent with the potential to grow and develop even further. Put him in the right side, and he could flourish. Here’s hoping the Irons are the club to help him do that. There is still some way to go, but based on this update, the signs are good.