Exclusive: Haller wants to join the Irons

CandH Exclusive

Sebastien Haller is keen to join the Hammers and the club are deeply involved in negotiations with Eintracht Frankfurt over the terms of payment.

English-speaking Haller has made up his mind that a move to the Premier League is the next stage of his career and a highly placed source inside the club have told ClaretandHugh they consider the chances now better than 50/50.

We were told by e mail: “The player really wants to come to West Ham – he has made that clear to us so we have to believe this is now possible.

Hammering out a deal with the German outfit may be a little more problematical as we understand Frankfurt  are looking for closer to £42 million for the player plus various add ons which would include sell on percentages.

The Irons have no problems meeting the player’s personal terms and are hoping to know more from Frankfurt over the next 24 to 48 hours.”


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

19 comments on “Exclusive: Haller wants to join the Irons

  1. Well I hope that’s true, when will this club of mine realise that, that any player says ok let me think about this, that’s when the club should say thank you, but we leave it there, director of football should be in negotiations with option 2 even before we here what option 1 say mmm maybe.

    You need players who want to be here even 3 rd or 4 th choice better then forcing someone one here.

  2. Close the deal ASAP & get another striker, central midfielder & centre half!

    • Centre half is about bottom of our priorities behind strikers full backs and central midfielders especially if obiang goes. Besides Diop, Balburna, Ogbonna Reid and Rice as emergency cover is sufficient for now.

  3. Of course he does

  4. Isn’t that what Maxi Gomez reportedly said???!!!
    Until I see Haller announced as a West Ham player on the official website I won’t hold my breath.

  5. Would be a class signing, just gotta hope this isn’t BS from the player to get a pay rise from Frankfurt

  6. If oggy and Reid is sold we still need a centre back and definitely a left back as we dont have one that’s the problem on that left side letting in so many goals fgs sell cresswell and masu on bench with a proper left back coming in . Coyi

  7. Too good to be true.

    Fornals was the perfect transfer. 2-3 days after we first heard about it, we signed him. Every other deal seems needlessly complicated. I’m sure there’s far more to it that we know, but as a fan it hurts my head. If he’s our man, lets not drag this out like Gomez. The key difference is he supposedly wants to join us which probably means, he wants to join a half decent Premier League side. How long before Everton or Man Utd come in for him? This deal needs to get done fast.

    • I’m sure the Fornals deal was complicated too, we just didn’t hear about it until late.

      problem us every one knows we need a striker, so its easy news.

      guarantee the Fornals deal took longer then 2-3 days to complete.

      • I have no doubt it took longer than 2-3 days, but it wasn’t public and when it became public, it was already over the line. The will he / wont he ever changing ‘news’ just does my head in. I wish they were all as quick or as private as the Fornals deal.

  8. We need a strikers more than left backs grandad left side weak at back but we sure not getting everything we need. Sort backs in January window or loan player

  9. Here we go AGAIN haggling over how quickly we pay them ..and ,while we try to sort payments over a ridiculous amount of years someone will come in and take him especially if they are a champions league club …just give them close to what they want or it will go tits up again..

  10. Why don’t you pay for him now kip and
    Sort it out with Sully later

  11. Have you tried giving him 3 rings ?

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