July 17, 2019 / 12:56 PM / a month ago

West Ham make striker Haller their record signing

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Eintracht Frankfurt v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany - March 2, 2019 Eintracht Frankfurt's Sebastian Haller celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

LONDON (Reuters) - West Ham United have signed French striker Sebastien Haller from Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt for an undisclosed club record fee, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old joins on a five-year deal with an option of a further year, becoming the Londoners’ fourth signing of the summer.

British media reports put the figure at 45 million pounds.

West Ham’s previous record signing was attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio last July for a reported initial 35 million pounds, rising to a potential 42 million.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond

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