Ajax Sign Sebastien Haller from West Ham United for 22.5m Euros
Sebastien Haller (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Sebastien Haller ended his underwhelming 18-month spell at West Ham by signing for Ajax for 22.5 million euros (27.5 million dollars) on Friday in a move that bolsters the Dutch league leader’s injury-hit front line.
The Ivory Coast striker joined West Ham from Eintracht Frankfurt for a club-record fee of $55 million in July 2019, but only scored 14 goals and lost his place in the team midway through last season to Michail Antonio, a converted midfielder.
West Ham decided to sell Haller even though Antonio has been hit by injury problems in recent weeks, leaving manager David Moyes with few alternatives up front.
Ajax made its move for Haller, who has a contract until June 2025, with David Neres, Lassina Traore, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Bryan Brobbey all sidelined with injuries.
The transfer reunites Haller with Ajax coach Eric ten Hag, his former coach at FC Utrecht, where he played for 2 1/2 years.