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Husillos delight as Haller signs

Director of football Husillos

Hammers director of football Mario Husillos has revealed that a move for Sebastin Haller has been on the cards for some time this summer.

The impression had been given that Maxi Gomez was the only show in town but after clinching the French striker’s signature Husillos spoke of the interest he, the manager and David Sullivan  had held in the Frankfurt player.

The general reaction on the signing among the fans has been hugely positive with most appearing to believe the 25 year old is a far more preferable option to the former Celta Vigo front man and Husillos has expressed his own delight after the deal was completed.

The dof is currently with the squad in China and following the defeat by Manchester City he spoke of desire and ambition being shown by the Hammers ahead of the new season.

Whether there will be more high profile signings is now doubtful but Husillos appears to believe we now have a squad with which to go to war.

He is quoted in the Mirror @https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/west-ham-chief-says-45m-18332166 as saying: “The signing of Sebastien is a big investment and another clear signal of our ambition and desire to bring success to West ham United and our supporters, and we look forward to seeing the big contribution he will make in the coming seasons.

“It is no secret that we have been in the process of identifying a top-class striker to add to the squad this summer, and much work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure that we were in a position to act once the right opportunity became available.

“Sebastien is a player we have been watching closely for some time – he has always been a key target and someone who myself, [manager] Manuel Pellegrini and [co-owner] David Sullivan were very keen to bring to the football club.

“He is a player with excellent pedigree and experience in three of Europe’s top leagues. His record at Eintracht Frankfurt in recent seasons has been up there with the top strikers in the Bundesliga, and we believe that his physical and technical qualities will be well suited to the Premier League.”




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One comment on “Husillos delight as Haller signs

  1. Indeed better then Gomez IMO & £70k wages if true not bad. I liked him at Utrecht but & was good first seaosn in Bundesliga 13 giaks but kicked in this season. Jobic got the plaudits but Haller made Jovic better & Frankfurt. Without him Jovic only scored one in 5 & Frankfurt dropped a lot. He is so well rounded hold up but some pace so strong great link up with two feet can get in behind drif wide pick a pass then defensive work is great in the air 7 duels won a game & top for CF in duesl all together. Most assists from CF & Clinical only 1.9 shots a game but but avg then Jovic only behind Lewa & mhand in more goals w less time then Jovic. He got the Pladiuts but Haller is great fit for us & PL so hard to find CF of his size who is technical two feet smart great work rate & great attitude. He will bring best our if Chicharito & Felipe & Yarmolenlo will love him. Fornals too behind will help.
    Ber excited we still want another CF Maupauy would be great think we missed out on Flroian Aye.
    But next buy my Fan would be Eeuck Pulgar bc Sanchez is horrible need a CM/DM who is box to box & he is only 10m sell Obaing for 9m cost 1m for a 6’2 enforcer who gets play fwd w range if passing scores from range & set peices also can take them or threat in box w headers. Linked w Palhinha who is akalread on loan. Odd MP wants every other Chilean Mid but Pulgar at 25 imo is the best & Bologna will lose w low buyout Roma Atalanta are keen. More rounded then Joan Jordan & I liked him he turned our to be on list so maybe Pulgar is. Husillos has done agreay job ota rare players I want we get Haller & Fornals I love.
    James Justin I would of loved I worry for LB & RB bc Zaba is burnt out & Cresswell always injured then Masuaku sometimes good then afwul. So a LB who can cover RB would be good too.
    Pedro from Fluminemse not Joao older 21 CF be great buy 8 goals in last 10 before break fast strong. Could be another Balbeuna.

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