West Ham’s Haller signs for Ajax


West Ham record signing Sebastien Haller has signed for Dutch giants Ajax.

In a move, which is reportedly worth 22.5m euros, the Ivory Coast international will look to kick-start his career again after an underwhelming spell at the London Stadium.

The Hammers spent £45m on the striker in 2019 and he scored 14 goals in 54 games in all competitions.

West Ham manager, David Moyes, was told that the funds can be used to replace Haller with Bournemouth Josh King, 28, linked with the Hammers.

Following confirmation of his move, Haller, 26, told Ajax TV: “This is a club where I can compete in the Champions League and chase titles every season and it’s that winning mentality that suits me.”

Haller was one of a number of expensive signings made by former manager Manuel Pellegrini who did not perform to the levels anticipated.

Pellegrini was sacked in December 2019 before Moyes eventually steered the club away from relegation trouble.