Dutch giants Ajax has completed the signing of Sebastien Haller from West Ham for an undisclosed fee as announcement was made today from both clubs.
West Ham United star, Sebastien Haller has join Dutch giants Ajax in a transfer worth €22.5m (£20.25m), ending the Ivory Coast international’s time in east London after just 18 months.
“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”
Haller has signed a four-and-a-half year contract in Amsterdam until June 2025 and will wear the club’s number 22 shirt, vacated by Hakim Ziyech upon his move to Chelsea last summer.
The deal represents a major financial loss for West Ham, who made Haller their club-record signing when they agreed a £45m package to sign him from Eintracht Frankfurt in July 2019.
He had scored 20 goals in all competitions for Frankfurt during the 2018/19 season, but he managed only seven in his debut campaign with the Hammers and had scored another seven in the first half of 2020/21 prior to his exit to Ajax.
Haller had been a regular starter for David Moyes in the Premier League this season in the absence of the injured Michail Antonio, and scored crucial goals against Sheffield United and Crystal Palace. But those were his only league goals since adding a late fourth against Wolves back in September.