Official: Haller is a Hammer!

French striker Sebastien Haller has signed a five-year contract with West Ham United for a club-record transfer fee believed to top £45m including add-ons.

The 25-year-old striker joins from Frankurt having scored 20 goals and making 12 assists in all competitions last season and the marquee signing is seen as a massive coup for the Hammers in persuading him to join Pellegrini in East London.

The news was officially revealed by the club just after 1 pm on WHUFC.com

“I feel really great,” said the centre forward to WHUFC.com  “I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to be here.

“It means a lot (to be the record signing). It proves that the club [has] really wanted me for a long time. I felt this desire to sign me and I’m really happy to sign, also. it is an ambitious club, a nice club, a nice city and nice fans too

“For me I can guarantee that I will give 100% for the club because the club has given me this confidence and I will try to give it back every day in every game.

“I will always give 100% and respect the club. I think this is a normal thing and that I can guarantee. I know it’s a big transfer and there is a lot of expectation around me, and I just want to make people proud of this transfer and I will give everything I have.”



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

24 comments on “Official: Haller is a Hammer!

  1. Wonderful news 🙂 well done all at the club involved

  2. Incredible. That is the best news of the summer. We could not have hoped to sign such a talented goal scorer. So looking forward to the new season. COYI

  3. Just had an orgasm.

  4. Fantastic news can’t wait to see him in action

  5. Welcome to the Hammers Seb,,you will make a HUGE differnece to us this season..I am a Happy Hammer!!!!


  6. Great, great news! The management team deliver – again!! Hopefully we’ll see another surprise or two as well. COYI

  7. At last phew! Thanks to the Dave’s for stumping up the £s and hope he can hit the ground running when the prem starts. .Quality signing 👍👍👏👏COYI

  8. Phew!

  9. Let’s hope he turns out to be the 20 goal a season we’ve been crying out for over the past few seasons. The team appears to be shaping up nicely for the new season with Fornals and Haller signed. Hopefully Wiltshire, Reid and Yarmolenko can stay injury free for the best part of the season.
    Now… let’s have a season where we win more than we lose and actually challenge for the Top 6.

  10. OH– MY– GOD …..exciting mid field– top goal scorer– fingers crossed a solid defence yer ok not too excited , COYI

  11. A definite statement of intent. Now let us pray he is an Aubameyang and not a Benteke…

  12. One happy Hammer!!!!!
    Best news i’ve had for a long time

  13. Superb news looking forward to seeing you on the pitch . Well done to all involved , a great signing in my opinion . Welcome Seb , good luck . COYI ⚒

  14. Fantastic news, onward and upward, got to positive for the coming season now.

  15. So much appreciation for the hard work from Pelle and Hus to get this transfer over the line. They’ve proven themselves with Fornals and Anderson too, and as much as so many bag our clubs owners, they deserve the plaudits too. Onwards and upwards for The Mighty Hammers. COYI ⚒⚒

  16. Fantastic signing looking forward to seeing him link up with Anderson fornals and lanzini coyi

    • So excited by this signing top 6 is a big step 2 get in but not impossible but plz let’s take the cups seriously time as come 4 a cup run

  17. Sorry to be the standard pessimistic hammer but this just screams to me that if he ends up hitting the ground running and bags 20 plus goals he will be off to a bigger club with the year to 18 months that’s just the way football is now.

    • Well, that is certainly a pessimistic view…

      Let’s examine this a bit further:
      1. Every single player purchased will fit you category, unless:
      a. They view West Ham as a top tier club (or we become one)
      b. They are “old” and want to retire at West Ham.

      Think we can all agree the above is unlikely, so let us look at the options related to this specific transfer. Would it be better if:
      a. We did not sign Haller
      b. He does not hit the ground running – i.e. he does not do good and no bigger clubs interested
      c. long injury

      Which option is preferred?

    • Until we are a regular top 4 side (if that ever happens), we can’t expect anything else. We can’t ask for top level ambitious players and moan when they’re ambitious. As long as he gives everything and leaves in the right way, we just have to take the profit and keep reinvesting in improving so one day they don’t feel they need to move on.

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