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Hammer time for Haller

17th July 2019, 20:09 by Jack Ogalbe

Sebastien Haller says he is ready to justify his status as West Ham's record signing after joining from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The forward spent the last two seasons in Germany, netting 33 goals as he helped Die Adler win the 2018 DFB-Pokal and reach last season's Europa League semi-finals.

Manuel Pellegrini's main goal for the summer was to sign a new striker following the departures of Andy Carroll, Lucas Perez and Marko Arnautovic and was previously linked with Maxi Gomez.

With the Uruguayan having signed for Valencia, Haller was his chosen option and the forward has arrived for a club record £45m, signing a five-year deal.

The 25-year-old is excited about what the future holds at the London Stadium and is ready to justify his price tag.

"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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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