There were eyebrows raised in the summer when West Ham splashed out £45million (BBC) on Sebastien Haller from German club Eintracht Frankfurt.
But it looks like Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has come good with another one of his signings and he must be delighted with the striker’s start at the London Stadium.
Haller has kicked off with three goals in his opening seven games across all competitions, but has been far more impressive than that suggests.
The 25-year-old has shown that he’s a natural finisher in front of goal and he should only improve in that department as the campaign goes on.
But he also looks the complete package for his overall game and that was highlighted at the weekend in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.
The French centre-forward demonstrated his immense hold-up play and showed some great skill to assist teammate Andrew Yarmolenko for his goal.
He can act as a target man if needed with his strength making him an ideal option to spearhead the attack by himself, but has the guile too to make space for himself and get shots off at goal.
There is a lot of optimism that West Ham could potentially break into the top six of the Premier League this campaign and there is no doubting that Haller will be key to any potential success.
There are no obvious weaknesses to his game and his teammates must love playing off him.