Sébastien Haller has joined Ajax on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
We would like to thank @HallerSeb for his contribution to the Club and wish him all the best for his future career.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) January 8, 2021
The 26-year-old joined the Hammers from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in a club-record deal worth up to £45 million in the summer of 2019, scoring 14 goals in 54 games in all competitions.
Manager David Moyes isn’t a huge fan of Haller’s style of play, and the Manuel Pellegrini signing has been sold for half of the fee he was signed for.
A lot of West Ham fans aren’t pleased with the club’s decision to sell the Ivorian as Michail Antonio is now the only senior striker available to Moyes.
However, the Hammers are expected to bring in a replacement before the end of the January transfer window and have been linked with a couple of options.
Haller will be missed by West Ham players, and here is how Declan Rice has reacted to his departure on Twitter:
@HallerSeb All the best brother! Some great memories together and some very important goals scored for us. Good luck with your new adventure❤️🙌👊🏼
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) January 8, 2021
Haller struggled with Moyes’ style of play as he wasn’t able to replicate the verve and pressing that Antonio brought to the table on the pitch.
He isn’t likely to struggle at a side like Ajax given their quality and the less demanding physicality of the Eredivisie.
West Ham have to sign a replacement this month as they are short of options in the striking department, and it will be interesting to see who they land.
Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com