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Mark Noble overjoyed with Haller signing

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West Ham United paid a club record fee to sign Sebastien Haller and Mark Noble is delighted to see the club make such a bold statement.

Sebastien Haller signed for the Hammers from Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt for a club record fee. The Frenchman is expected to fill the void left by the departure of Marko Arnautovic to Shanghai SIPG.

While that departure left the club looking for a suitable replacement, Haller is likely to prove to be more than just that.

The striker scored 15 goals and provided 9 assists last season and fans would love to see Haller do the same in the Premier League next season.

While speaking to The Standard, Noble said that he is looking forward to playing with the new signing.

Noble said: “We’ve bought a really good, young striker. I’ve seen him play a few times on television and he looks really strong — he is going to help us a lot.

“He’s good with his feet, good in the air and he can finish, so he is someone I think the West Ham fans are really going to enjoy.

“Obviously after selling Marko we needed to invest again and the chairman has done that.”

And Haller is also keen on doing well for his new club.

“I feel really great,” said the centre forward. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to be here.

“It means a lot (to be the record signing). 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, also. it is an ambitious club, a nice club, a nice city and nice fans too

“For me I can guarantee that I will give 100% for the club because the club has given me this confidence and I will try to give it back every day in every game.

“I will always give 100% and respect the club. I think this is a normal thing and that I can guarantee. I know it’s a big transfer and there is a lot of expectation around me, and I just want to make people proud of this transfer and I will give everything I have.”