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West Ham’s record signing Sebastien Haller has completed his move to Ajax for a reduced fee of £ 20.3 million (€ 22.5 million).
The forward has agreed to a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Eredivisie giants, having previously enjoyed a stint in the Dutch top flight with Utrecht.
West Ham spent £ 45m to bring Haller to England in July 2019 after he starred for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, scoring 19 goals in all competitions in 2018-19 as part of a formidable forward partnership with Luka. Jovic.
However, his time in the Premier League proved largely disappointing, the 26-year-old scoring 14 times in 50 appearances in all competitions.
The Ivory Coast international was usurped by Michail Antonio as the starting center forward with David Moyes and did not start a league game this season until October 31, when Antonio was battling injury.
“West Ham United would like to thank Sebastien for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for his future career,” the Hammers said.
West Ham is reportedly interested in signing Lyon forward Moussa Dembele to bolster their attack, although the former Celtic striker is said to have little interest in moving to the London stadium.
– AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) January 8, 2021