West Ham sets club transfer record to sign Sebastien Haller

Frankfurt's Sebastien Haller, right, jumps for the ball with Inter Milan's Matias Vecino during the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Inter Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Antonio Calanni/AP)

LONDON — West Ham has set a club transfer record to sign French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.

British media are reporting the 25-year-old Haller cost 45 million pounds ($55 million), which eclipses the 35 million pounds (then $42 million) spent on Felipe Anderson last off-season.

Haller says "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."

Haller, a former France Under-21 international, scored 20 goals in 41 appearances for Eintracht last season.

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