Two sources in Germany are reporting West Ham United convinced Sebastien Haller to join them by offering him a way out of the club before he’d even been presented.
When the Hammers were first linked with the Eintracht Frankfurt striker, the initial reaction of the German media was that he wouldn’t be going there.
At the beginning of the summer, Haller made it clear he wouldn’t be moving anywhere for money, and it was assumed that he’d only be going to a Champions League club if he did leave.
Then West Ham convinced the player, and agreed a €50m deal with Frankfurt, allowing him to travel to London to go through a medical.
Bild say he ‘insisted’ on this, and that’s why he ended up agreeing. Neither source attaches any amount to the clause or goes into any further detail about it.