Date: 11th July 2019 at 9:38am
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West Ham have made multiple approaches to sign Frankfurt centre-forward Sebastien Haller, according to L’Equipe.

The French newspaper claims that the Hammers have made their moves to sign the 25-year-old striker through agent Willie McKay.

It is understood that while the Irons are interested in signing Haller this summer, the French striker is not overly keen on a move to the London Stadium after a successful season with Frankfurt.

OPINION

West Ham do appear to have moved on from Maxi Gomez and are now trying to sign Haller from Frankfurt. It’s a surprise that Haller wouldn’t be interested in a move to the Premier League. He was in superb form last season for Frankurt as he scored 20 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions. The German club reached the Europa League semi-finals and finished sixth in the Bundesliga with Haller and Luka Jovic in perfect harmony up front. Jovic has now moved on from Frankfurt after a splendid season of his season, but it’s a shock to know that Haller is happy to stay put. Although he’s done well at Frankfurt, they are unlikely to be able to pay him more money than what any Premier League could and they only qualified for the Europa League last season, not the Champions League. If West Ham offer him a big-money deal then a transfer could be possible but until then, this move seems unlikely.