Sebastien Haller set to sign


While Sebastien Haller has yet to put pen to paper and sign his West Ham contract , I will put my neck on the line this evening by suggesting he will sign within the next twenty fours and be announced as the record club signing tomorrow.

With 21 goals in all competitions plus 12 assists for Frankfurt, Haller is truly a marquee signing and a real coup for West Ham should that happen.

He will have cost the Hammers big with the first £40.5m due in instalments over the next 18 months and a possible further £4.5m in performance-related add-ons. He is expected to sign a 5-year contract on wages of around £70,000 per week which are said to be a significant improvement on his current package in Germany.

The 25-year-old travelled to London today with his agent Loic Gustan and late this afternoon passed a medical at Rush Green.

Agent Will Salthouse is said to be one of a number of intermediaries on West Ham’s side of the table.

Tales of a late Champions League bid to spoil the party appear to be too little, too late and the player is expected to honour his agreement with the Hammers.

The Hammers are finalising the last details with Haller’s agent this evening and I would be very surprised if Haller is not announced sometime tomorrow as a Hammer!

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  • Dan Da Man says:

    Can I go to bed yet?

  • David Walton says:

    Still nervous someone will come in and pinch him from under our noses. Let’s get this over the line COYI!!!

  • Dom says:

    My prediction is that it’ll fall through at the last minute and we’ll end up announcing Maxi Gomez from Valencia for 140m.

    • rollercoasterhammer says:

      you are a TRUE West Ham man, Dom!! 😁keep those good vibes a’comin’ 🤔somehow, i’m gonna try and put faith in Sean

  • Neil Harrington says:

    Fingers crossed C&H!

    Which other positions do you think we need to strengthen and who would you like to see us sign?

  • razorwine says:

    I expect as west ham involved here that nothing is simple. When going for top players like him or others your always playing with teams that want and need these players like Barca real PSG juve and city in UK. Now manure no longer a team players want to join as the signing by juve has recently shown and although a nice guy their coach isn’t a top coach in the world of football players are not easy now for them to sign for them. Were gradually becoming a side with a top coach that has won things and now with the lure of good wages an option for top players to join. When we can become a top English four or six side and compete in Europe it will become even easier for us to get players in and we need still certain positions filled which let’s us down left back and centre mid def with another striker are for me a must this season as most of our goals conceded came from our left side with no left back that was any good at cutting out crosses and defending. Coyi

    • Good Ole Daze says:

      Agree – left back has got to be the priority, thn another DCM. We have decent centre-halves and a keeper that had to make as many, if not more, saves than any other Premiership keeper last season – too many of the opposition’s goals and chances came from our LB channel. Maybe MP has a secret weapon of Johnson at LB – otherwise we need one, surely?

  • HairyB says:

    I really hope you are right with this one Sean. Wanted Haller ahead of Gomez in the first place, think he will suit the EPL better

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