Sebastien Haller has officially completed a move from West Ham United to Ajax for £25 million. The former Frankfurt forward has signed a deal until 2024 with the Dutch champions and leaves West Ham having made little impact.
When he first arrived at the London Stadium, West Ham fans were quick to sing Haller’s praises who signed for a club-record £45 million. Almost two years later and the forward leaves for half that fee having scored just 14 goals.
The move to the Eredivisie and Ajax presents the 26-year-old with a fresh start to refind the form which secured him a move to the Premier League in the first place,
Haller Completes Ajax Move
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West Ham Must Sign Replacement
With Haller out the door and zero profit made in the process from the original deal, West Ham must sign a replacement. As it stands, they have just one recognised striker at the club in Michail Antonio, who has already suffered from injury setbacks this season.
It has already become clear that the fitness of Antonio cannot be relied upon on a consistent basis- surely leaving the Hammers with no option but to invest this month.
Chance for Haller to Rediscover Form at Ajax
Out of all the parties involved in this deal, Sebastien Haller seems to have got the best part of it. The forward swaps London and the mid-table of the Premier League for Amsterd, and the chance to play European football.
Meanwhile, West Ham are left out of pocket- having originally paid £45 million in 2019- and without a substantial amount of forwards.
As the season goes on, it may be a deal the Hammers regret more and more.
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