Sebastien Haller Joins Ajax
West Ham’s club-record signing Sebastien Haller has completed a move to Dutch top side Ajax for around 22.5m euros (£20.25m). The Hammers signed the striker for £45m in 2019.
Haller has scored 14 goals in 54 games across all competitions since joining the English Premier League side. The club’s owners felt Haller did not fit the template manager David Moyes wanted, or that the 26-year-old had shown a desire to adjust to it.
David Moyes has been told he can use the funds from the sale and it is likely he will sign a new striker in the January transfer window. Moyes is looking at signing Bournemouth’s Josh King as Haller replacement.
26-years-old Sebastien Haller speaking after his signing said: “This is a club where I can compete in the Champions League and chase titles every season and it’s that winning mentality that suits me.”
Haller was one of a number of expensive signings made by former manager Manuel Pellegrini who did not perform to the levels anticipated.