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Hammers put out feelers for Haller replacement

West Ham have put out feelers for a replacement striker with Sebastian Haller almost certainly on his way to Ajax.

We have learned from a couple of agents and intermediaries that David Moyes is making serious inquiries about front men but will be good to his word of not buying for the sake of it and is only interested in players who can genuinely improve the squad.

Enquiries have been made about the availability of Oliver Giroud but with Timo Werner misfiring in the Premier League  and with his job seemingly on the line, Frank Lampard will be reluctant to let the player leave the club..

Claret and Hugh understands  that Josh King  remains on David Moyes list but Bournemouth will need to be more realistic about the price they hope to receive and the player will need to sensible about his wage demands.

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There will be many other names in the media over the next three weeks, some will have a hint of truth, others will be fiction.  The latest link as a replacement is Moussa Dembele from Lyon, according to reports in France with a rival report suggesting he has no interest in a move to East London.

Others who are out of contract this summer are Christian Benteke and Porto’s Moussa Marega.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

14 comments on “Hammers put out feelers for Haller replacement

  1. Hugh I am not so sure about King he has injuries quite regular and has failed to score in 8 games this season. Giroud is quality but plays similar to Haller whilst Mareger is more like Antonio he has struggled this season perhaps Dembele may be a better option as he seems to be playing well its a tough one to call I think

  2. I understand Dembele has a broken arm and will not be anywhere fit until March, so no good to us as we need a replacement immediately

  3. We need someone who is A: fit now, and B: mobile

  4. HERE WE GO AGAIN, HERE WE GO AGAIN!! Throwing Out feelers for Hallers replacement??? Surely if we had a Scouting Network, We wouldn’t need to, we’d have an idea, but then we are talking about Sullivan Scattergun, then ‘We tried’ or ‘Couldn’t agree a fee’ Absoute Clown!

    • Didn’t Moyes say he’s getting a director of football in. How come we beat all the other clubs to the Czech lads and Bowen. That tired old argument needs freshening up with some new less unoriginal thinking .

  5. We desperately need to improve the smallest squad in the premier league having one semi fit forward is unforgettable time to back the manager and get a mobile goal scoring forward in then maybe we can qualify for the Europa league

  6. I reckon we’ll get one maybe two on loan and then wait for the summer.
    We may need this sale to shore up the finances and pay instalments on other transfers or for new big contracts for the lines of Rice.
    I just saw Arsenal just borrowed 150m off the government, maybe the finances are catching up for clubs and they need to act and GSB don’t want to borrow any more.
    I think all clubs are looking to get players off their wage bills and I doubt they thought they could get 5m for Haller let alone 20m.
    It’s a low fee because Ajax need to offer a big salary like West Ham.
    Wouldn’t mind Betting they would take 5-10m for Anderson as well in this window to get him off the wage roll.
    Just a thought ….

  7. Benteke? Please, no! He was good 4 years ago, decent 3 years ago, now he’s only a bench warmer at best.

  8. Apart from needing 2 strikers now ,,why would we sell without having a replacement lined up ,, to me this is all back to front.. we have been crying out for another striker but what we do is sell one of our only 2 strikers ,,and we are only just now putting feelers out for replacement..surely this is all wrong …even if we replace haller, we have still only got 2 strikers..😂😂😂 I thought we were done with dumb decisions

  9. Come on Moyes is not an idiot… He surely has a plan, and is keeping it quiet. If all goes pear-shaped, we can try odubenko, yarmo, or Bowen in the CF role.

    As much as I want to like Haller in claret and blue, and prayed he might resume his Bundesliga form.. he just hasn’t .

    Yep the club is taking a hit on the fee, but like any investment, they lost money when they bought! This is a good deal. The way he’s been playing this year would otherwise make him sub €10m…

    I wish Haller all the best for rebooting his career at Ajax. I’ll be interested to see how he goes in red and white..

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