Ajax confirm signing of Sebastien Haller from West Ham for £22m on four-and-a-half year deal as Premier League club take a huge hit on their record signing after letting him go for less than HALF the fee they paid in 2019
- Ajax have completed the signing of Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller for £22m
- West Ham have taken a massive hit to allow their record signing to move on
- David Moyes wants the funds generated to be put towards a replacement striker
Ajax have confirmed the signing of Sebastien Haller from West Ham for a fee believed to be £22m,
The Ivory Coast international has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Dutch champions in a move that representatives a huge financial loss for the Hammers.
Haller became the Premier League side’s record signing when he joined for £45million from Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019.
Ajax have confirmed the signing of Sebastien Haller from West Ham for a fee of £22million
The Ivory Coast international gave an interview with the club’s TV channel on his arrival
However, having failed to take to the Premier League, the London outfit have allowed him to move on for less than half what they originally shelled out for the former France Under-21 international.
Haller had grabbed seven goals this season for David Moyes’s side, although four of those had come in the Carabao Cup in fixtures against Charlton and Hull.
He had been a regular in the Premier League, too, appearing in 16 of the Hammers’ 17 matches this season. But his return of just three goals has contributed to the decision to allow him to leave.
The publicity that came with the price tag was telling, too, with his glaring miss against Manchester United in December well documented after he rounded the keeper and failed to finish.
Haller endured a difficult spell at West Ham after arriving as their most expensive ever signing
Manager David Moyes is hoping to have access to the funds immediately in a bid to push through a move for a replacement.
Bournemouth and Norway striker Josh King is a possibility, with the former Manchester United youth product out of contract in the summer, while Olivier Giroud is also being considered.
However, a move for Lyon and former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is considered unlikely.
Manager David Moyes wants the funds to be put towards a replacement striker for his squad
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