Moyes has a plan for Haller



David Moyes has no plans to sell  front man Sebastian Haller this summer despite his disappointing season at the club.

The former Eintracht  Frankfurt hitman – signed for a club record fee of £48 million – will be given another campaign to prove his worth.

And from a more pragmatic point of view he knows the Irons  have no chance of getting anything near the fee they paid for the Frenchman in a flat summer market after a season which has seen him struggle to make a serious impact.

They take the view that he could develop into a top striker with another season in which to make his mark and are ready to offer him the chance.

Instead Moyes is set to look for a Championship back up striker to Mikey Antonio and Haller hopefully from – in part – funds from the hoped for sale of Albian Ajeti to Celtic.

The Swiss international has now returned home where he is mulling over  move to Celtic.

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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!"

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  • dc says:

    Xande Silva. What is the point of buying these young players, only to move them on again after a few years?

    • Bryn King says:

      Sebastian Haller did certainly not play as a lone striker at Eintracht Frankfurt! He was part of a very successful deadly and effective trio of excellent strikers. His partners up front were Rebic and Jovic. They terrorised the Bundesliga defences! Playing alone with virtually no support up front was never his game! We need to bear that fact in mind and play to his undoubted strengths accordingly, otherwise it was a waste of money investing in him in the first place! Bryn King

  • mark wiggins says:

    I think we should give him another go , I for one can see there’s something there. He needs a partner who understands each other , with that I can see him scoring plenty . I hope we get the recruitment right and push on from this season . Plus please god don’t leave Rice 🙏 . COYI ⚒

  • Tony Dray says:

    Really don’t believe Haller has the determination or ability to succeed in the premiership. Frankly could not see him surviving in the championship either.
    We could well end up playing without an accomplished centre forward ( except Antonio) for another season!

    Tony D

  • Dave says:

    Don’t think you can coach desire, passion and guts.
    He has none of these, won’t chase the ball, won’t tackle doesn’t get on the end of crosses, his 1st touch is appalling and for a big bloke has no presence whatsoever.
    He should watch videos of Troy Deaney, not masses of talent but gives everything he’s got.

  • Jersey Hammer says:

    It’s good to keep hold of Haller. With the right coaching and support he will become a top striker for us. He isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last player yo have needed a season in the EPL before showing true potential. I also think we need Micky as his strike partner, with two upfront and the very decent MF set up we have, build around Ricey. A good shore up of the defence with decent LB, RB and 2 CB’s brought in. Our GK situation is much better than last summer with Randolph as back up but that will need to be addressed in another season. Get Diangana back in and drop Wilshere off to The Spuds 🙂 If we can get funds from selling the dead wood and we all know who they are, then hopefully that raises enough to cover the main positions desparately needed. Onwards and upwards – COYI

  • John Harrison says:

    Moyes has recently brought in two players 100% suited to West Ham. We need to carry on building with players who give heir all. If Haller is going to succeed he’ll have to buy into this. I think he might..he was excellent in the Southampton game just before lockdown.

  • blimey! says:

    Too right, Moyes!
    You have to recall Haller started the season scoring and playing well, before something went wrong with the entire team…..??

    Play a 2nd striker or number 10 with him and he will prove his worth. Not to mention selling a top player in this ‘covid era’ is unlikely to be financially prudent….

  • Isaac Hunt says:

    Yes, I’d give Haller another season, I think he’s got something, just need to feed him as he was fed in Germany, that is the conundrum to overcone.

    Get rid of Lanzini and Anderson.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Haller has great quality but hasn’t shown yet he can play the single striker role despite having the assetts to do just that. I hope Moyes can find a way to get the player to use his physicality to benefit the team on a more constant basis.

  • Steve sewell says:

    Give him another go , i think the man is class just needs support up front don’t play him on his own, wins everything in the air and to who, get rid of Anderson worst player I’ve ever seen and spend money on support player, Steve , Canvey Island

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