SportHaller teammate claims West Ham won't sign striker
West Ham move for Moussa Marega
West Ham have reportedly made the first move in the race to land FC Porto’s Moussa Marega this summer, with the Hammers said to have made a €35million bid for the striker. Marega has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with a number of sides said to be eyeing a move for the 28-year-old once again this summer. However, according to Sport Witness via Portuguese outlet A Bola, the Hammers have made an offer of €35million to Porto, as they look to beat the likes of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the race to sign the striker.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Marco Russ, teammate of West Ham transfer target Sebastien Haller, has claimed that the forward won’t sign for the Hammers this summer.
Following the London club’s approach for Maxi Gomez having fallen through, the Hammers have turned their attention toward Frankfurt forward Haller, who has been linked with a Premier League switch this summer.
Haller’s performances in the Bundesliga last season saw him attract a number of interested suitors toward the end of the campaign, and despite West Ham’s interest, teammate Russ doesn’t believe Haller will join the club. In a recent, Russ said:
“West Ham? No, he will not do that.”
Bild back up this claim by asserting that Haller wouldn’t likely leave a club with Europa League football next season for one that finished tenth in the Premier League as he believes this to be a step down.
However, they do believe that the Hammers could get their way through financial incentives, with Haller one of the lower earners at Frankfurt.
Four reasons why Haller will be a great signing for West Ham.
It’s safe to say that West Ham have had a tough time over strikers in the last couple of decades. The list of West Ham striker flops in recent years is quite something, with the likes of Simeone Zaza, Enner Valencia and Emmanuel Emineke some of the most recent examples. West Ham are in the market for a new centre-forward this summer after Marko Arnautovic completed his permanent move to China. The Austrian international handed in a transfer request before forcing through a move away from the London Stadium.