West Ham United’s new striker Sebastien Haller does not want to be compared to his predecessor Marko Arnautovic and is anxious to make his own mark. The Austrian’s last season with the club was a troubled one and it became clear he was agitating for a move, eventually getting his way earlier this summer when he jumped ship to Shanghai SIPG in China.
The Hammers moved quickly to replace him with Haller, paying a club record fee of 50m euros to Eintracht Frankfurt for him and the Frenchman is anxious to repay the faith shown in him with goals this season.
The striker told French sports daily L’Equipe when asked about Arnautovic: “You know, I am not someone who follows football news. “I do not care too much about who was there before me. I want to bring all that I can bring and try to adapt as quickly as possible and repay the confidence that was shown.” The 25-year-old netted 20 goals in Germany last season.