West Ham have signed striker Sebastien Haller for a club-record fee, believed to be in the region of 50-million Euro.
The French forward joins on a five-year deal, with the option for a further 12 months, from Eintracht Frankfurt.
Haller scored 20 goals in 41 appearances last season and was a German Cup winner in 2018.
"I feel really great,” said the centre forward. “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."
The Parisian-born forward will link up with his new teammates after their pre-season tour of Asia and West Ham's
Director of Football Mario Husillos says they're “very pleased to welcome Sebastien" to the club.
“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, Manuel Pellegrini and 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.
“He is at the perfect moment for us, like many of the players who have arrived at the club in the past 12 months - young, with his best years still ahead of him, yet with good experience and proven at the highest level.
“It is also a big factor that Sebastien was very determined to become a West Ham United player. Our conversations proved that he has great desire and ambition to be successful here and it is clear he is greatly excited by the challenge ahead.”
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