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West Ham boss Pellegrini: Haller an important signing

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is delighted with their deal for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller.

The Hammers completed a club-record £45m transfer for Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt on a five-year deal on Wednesday.

Pellegrini said: "Of course it was important to sign him because if you compare this squad with the squad of last season there are three strikers who are not here anymore - Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez.

"We followed a lot of them and finally we decided Sebastien Haller was the player we needed in this team because in his career he's a player who scored goals but he's not just a box player, I think he can come back and assist with our technical midfielders so I hope he can be a very good player for our team."

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