Moyes explains WHU's embarrassing sale of Haller: Maybe we wouldn't have gotten another offer

10.1.2021.  
Moyes explains WHU's embarrassing sale of Haller: Maybe we wouldn't have gotten another offer

When Sebastian Haller arrived at West Ham United a year and a half ago for €50,000,000 few thought it was good business for the Hammers, yet no one could've expected the crash of this transfer. The club-record signing was sold after 18 months for 45% of what was invested in his move from Eintracht Frankfurt.


Club manager, David Moyes, tried explaining the situation and to save some face for the club.


"The Seb Haller situation, we got an offer, and we didn’t expect it. We weren’t planning to lose Seb this window. He’s done great for us, because he has won us a few games recently by his goals, so we wish him well," started the Scottsman.


Moyes further explained the sentiment behind the decision to sell the club-record signing for €22,500,000. Being vary that this might've been the last chance to offload him and get at least something back.


"A good move for him. Maybe if we had not taken this offer, we wouldn’t have got it again. I think it's a really good move for him to go to Ajax. We felt it was the right thing to do," stated Moyes.


This fiasco is another indication that money is not the issue at WHU but the people wielding it. West Ham has 14 purchases of €15,000,000 or more, all from the previous decade and many in the last five years.


On the other hand, their record sale departure is far lower than their arrival, €29,000,000 for Dimitri Payet, even though they are mid-table side at best. The Hammers have sold only nine players for €15,000,000 or more but only four have been sold in the previous decade, with five being sold in the first ten years of the century.



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