Latest reports in Germany have confirmed that Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller is being linked with a move to England. The two clubs reportedly waiting in line are Newcastle United and West Ham United. The player is French-born forward and has represented his country well in the youth systems.
However, the highly rated 23-year-old surprised everyone last summer when he decided to join Eintracht Frankfurt from FC Utrecht last summer on a four-year deal. There were bigger clubs rumoured to be interested in the services of the Auxerre youth academy product.
He has been in sharp form the German outfit scoring 12 goals and creating 5 more in his 23 appearances for the club. It is reported that the Hammers are interested in bringing in the young star this summer. However, the German magazine has confirmed that Eintracht Frankfurt will not listen to any deal below €30 million for their forward, a number that is likely to prove tough for West Ham to cough up on a young player yet to prove his mettle.
Fortune has swung its way around the Hammers as West Ham United, after being winless in nine matches recently turned things around. David Moyes will look to build on his good start to the New Year at West Ham United as he attempts to wash over his previous success and consequent failure and rewrite his credentials as a manager. Prior to the FA Cup loss to Wigan, they were on a seven-match unbeaten run included an impressive 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley and a 4-1 hammering of Huddersfield Town.
The gloomy atmosphere around the new London stadium is a little less tentative now as Moyes attempts to find a new formula to bring his side back to a fighting place in the league. Despite Moyes already having a plethora of attackers, none have been able to fire on all cylinders.
The club parted ways with Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew last month and gained a substantial amount by selling Ayew. They still have well-reputed forwards like Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll. While Carroll is out injured, Hernandez confirmed that he asked to leave the club last month and the Mexican will surely get his wish come summer. This would leave the club in a delicate situation making a new forward an essential buy for next season. Moreover, with all the reputed forwards failing, a new signing of slightly lesser reputation may just be the man who fits the billing for Moyes.