Sebastien Haller leaves West Ham for Ajax in £20.25m switch
Sebastien Haller has formally left West Ham United to hitch Dutch giants Ajax in a switch value €22.5m (£20.25m), ending the Ivory Coast worldwide’s time in east London after simply 18 months.
Haller has signed a four-and-a-half yr contract in Amsterdam till June 2025 and can put on the membership’s quantity 22 shirt, vacated by Hakim Ziyech upon his transfer to Chelsea final summer time.
The deal represents a significant monetary loss for West Ham, who made Haller their club-record signing after they agreed a £45m bundle to signal him from Eintracht Frankfurt in July 2019.
He had scored 20 targets in all competitions for Frankfurt in the course of the 2018/19 season, however he managed solely seven in his debut marketing campaign with the Hammers and had scored one other seven within the first half of 2020/21 previous to his exit to Ajax.
Haller had been an everyday starter for David Moyes within the Premier League this season within the absence of the injured Michail Antonio, and scored essential targets towards Sheffield United and Crystal Palace. However these have been his solely league targets since including a late fourth towards Wolves again in September.
It means the 26-year-old managed simply 10 Premier League targets in 48 appearances.
Haller beforehand performed within the Eredivisie earlier in his profession, scoring 41 league targets in 82 appearances for Utrecht between January 2015 and summer time 2017. It was his kind there that prompted Eintracht Frankfurt to take him to the Bundesliga.
An announcement from the Hammers on Haller’s departure learn: “West Ham United wish to thank Sebastien for his contribution to the membership and want him all the very best for his future profession.”
In the meantime, West Ham shall be in motion for the primary time with out Haller on Monday evening after they journey north west to face non-league Stockport County within the third spherical of the FA Cup.
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