West Ham are in the hunt for strikers again after failing to secure the signature of Maxi Gómez.
Sebastien Haller is one of the names which has been linked most recently, and ExWHUEmployee’s initial comment was encouraging.
Though his second put a dampener on the mood, as he isn’t convinced it will happen…
Not confident https://t.co/JLehqt3UNs
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 10, 2019
It is easy to understand why he isn’t overly enthused, especially when West Ham’s track record with signing strikers is considered.
However, the Hammers are certainly in need of one now, with Javier Hernández, Jordan Hugill and Xande Silva the only out and out strikers at the club, after the departures of Marko Arnautović, Andy Carroll and Lucas Pérez.
This means there are many West Ham fans who want to see the club sign someone quickly – it doesn’t seem as though that would be the case with Haller.
Eintracht Frankfurt have already sold Luka Jović to Real Madrid this summer, so even if the player was keen on leaving, it would be highly unlikely they would allow West Ham to take him without a fight.
While there was an initial excitement among West Ham fans about the move, it now seems as though some just want the club to move onto the next target to save time.
A selection of Twitter reaction to ExWHUEmployee’s comment can be found below…
— West Ham Latest (@westham_latest) July 10, 2019
Just tell us we’re resigning Calleri. Put us out our misery
— Tom (@_lxnzixi10_) July 10, 2019
Why’d you tell us he was our top target and that we were trying to agree a deal then? What’s the point in getting our hopes up only to crush them 20 minutes later? Rather you didn’t tell us tbh
— Elliot Tyler (@ElliotTyler11) July 10, 2019
We should have signed Rondon. That is the biggest transfer mistake of the summer. Not chasing these other guys, but getting a proven PL striker, who has worked with MP before, for £16.5m!!! Complete and utter no brainer!
— G (@gdizzle1981) July 10, 2019
Can we just move on then? Time is of the essence here. 30 days to sign 2 strikers is tight
— West Ham USA (@USAWestHamUSA) July 10, 2019
You should just copy and paste this for every striker target linked this summer cos you know it’s happening mate.
— BKHammer (@BKhammer1) July 10, 2019