Date: 14th July 2019 at 8:30am
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West Ham will make a big name signing up front, and could sign one or two back-up options as well, according to reliable source ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers are understood to be very close to a deal for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller, as reported by L’Equipe, but Ex believes that the spending may not stop there.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, when asked about potential signings in the striking department, he said: “I think we will sign one big name and 1/2 substitute options”.

OPINION

If this turns out to be true then it would be fantastic news for West Ham. The club have been crying out for a proper striker for some time now, and that issue has only been exacerbated by the departures of Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez, and Marko Arnautovic this summer. Sebastien Haller seems like an ideal addition, and the big Frenchman, who hit 15 goals in Germany last season, seems like a well-rounded and exciting prospect. Of those goals, only two came from his head, and while his 6.9 aerial duels won per match [Whoscored] show that he can be a target man when required, it is clear that he is so much more than that. As far as bringing in other additions, the more the merrier for West Ham at the moment. It would feel lightweight of them to go into the season with just Haller and Javier Hernandez, and maybe a move for a decent free agent like Daniel Sturridge or Danny Welbeck would be a good idea.