Date: 9th September 2019 at 7:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills says that West Ham striker Sebastien Haller is looking like the “real deal” after his first handful of performances in the Premier League.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football Insider, the former England defender says that the French forward has shown all the necessary attributes to make himself a success in England after moving from the Bundesliga over the summer.

Haller joined the Hammers in a big-money move from Eintracht Frankfurt, taking the place of Marko Arnautovic at the London Stadium after the Austrian’s switch to the Chinese Super League.

Mills picked out the Irons’ new striker as their top performer in the opening four games of the Premier League season, having seen him net three times in as many appearances.

Asked who had stood out in a Hammers shirt so far, Mills told Football Insider: “Haller’s been exceptional. He’s come in and hit the ground running, looks like the real deal, continuing that form he’s shown in Germany.

“I think it’s so important players come over to be able to get off the mark quickly. It’s absolutely vital. He’s big, he’s strong, he’s got all the great attributes for the Premier League.”

Haller netted 33 goals in 77 appearances for Frankfurt before moving to the English capital, having also impressed in the Netherlands with 51 strikes in 98 games for FC Utrecht.

The 25-year-old has also played at every youth level for France from the under-16s, including 20 games and 13 goals for the under-21s.

In other West Ham news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider he has been dazzled by one “Incredibly important” Hammer this season.