Ajax sign Haller from West Ham for £20m

Sébastien Haller of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on December 15, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Ajax have completed the signing of West Ham striker Sebastien Haller for a fee of £20.2m. 

Haller joined West Ham from Frankfurt for a club record fee of £45m in 2019, however, he had consistently failed to impress during his time in East London, scoring just 10 Premier League goals in 48 appearances. 

The 26-year-old travelled to Amsterdam yesterday to undergo medicals with the Dutch champions and Football Flame understands Haller has taken a significant wage cut in order to reunite with manager Erik ten Hag, whom he shined under at Utrecht between 2015 and 2017. 

David Moyes had been reluctant to afford Haller a place in the starting eleven, with Michail Antonio preferred in a central striking role until he was ruled out with a hamstring injury. 

The sale does leave the Hammers desperately short of options up front and the club are now seeking to immediately reinvest the fee recouped in a new forward to rival Antonio. 

“West Ham United would like to thank Sebastien for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for his future career,” a club statement read.

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