July 17, 2019 / 1:51 PM / a month ago

West Ham make striker Haller their record signing

Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final Second Leg - Chelsea v Eintracht Frankfurt - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - May 9, 2019 Eintracht Frankfurt's Sebastien Haller scores a penalty during the shootout REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

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 ($56 million).

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.

($1 = 0.8057 pounds)

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond

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