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Haller deal may see Ajax man on way to Irons

Seb Haller’s move to Ajax could see the Dutch club’s Lassina Traore move in the opposite direction!

There is new media coverage  suggesting he could be on his way to the London  Stadium despite the club claiming he was an “unsellable”at one point

De Telegraaf, via Sport Witness, had claimed that the Irons initiated contact with the 20-year-old, who has scored seven goals in 11 games for the Amsterdam club this season.

The Dutch club claimed at the time that he was deemed an unsellable asset by the club but Haller’s arrival may have changed things.

One player’s exit could have opened the door to an arrival, then, with De Telegraaf journalist Kenneth Perez claiming that Ajax could well look to move the Burkina Faso international on in order to recoup the money they have spent to sign Haller from the Irons.

Quoted by Sport Witness, having spoken to Soccer News, Perez said: “It would be gold if some crazy English club put down twenty million for that Traore. That wouldn’t surprise me. Then I have Haller’s money back.”

This isn’t them saying that the Hammers will definitely make a move, of course, but Traore is a promising prospect.

At the age of 20, he already has 12 goals in 29 senior games for the Eredivisie club.

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3 comments on “Haller deal may see Ajax man on way to Irons

  1. If he scores 1 goal in 3 in the Dutch league, what would it be in the premier league, maybe 1 goal every 4 or 5 games? That will get him maybe 7 goals a season for us. Less than Haller would have done probably.

    • Hes only 20 and learning his trade. He has great promise. He’s scored 12 goals in 29 appearances. That’s a goal just under every 2 and a 1/2 games. That’s a very good return for a forward.

  2. I doubt it & I like Traoré but much rather go for other links like Armstrong, Dia, Daka. If we could of got a player form AJAX Tagliafco would of been great player coming the other way linked with a move away for a while. I love Lisandro Martinez, wanted him from Argentina LCB/LB he will move to UCL club in top 5 soon huge talent. Those two could of used.
    On Dutch talent from the PL think Fosu-Mensah for £1.8m to Bayer Leverkusen is a deal always rated him versatile too.
    But I’d absolutely love Koopmeiners, this season he has added more assists & goals not counting Pens tho great from spot. Loop hearing £10m is true a bargain is the key cog fro AZ Alkmaar, their captain at 22 & leads, great left footed but good with both, set pieces, FK goals, goals from range, gets stuck in, range of passing about Rice’s height but a lil faster & is versatile so good as LCB play holding kid B2B. Has the ability to be better then Frenkie De Jong imo. 17+ goal involvements.
    He could play LB too! Him Rice & Souček what a mid & cover for Oggy at LCB £10m for him bargain & get striker like Dia, Armstrong, Daka I’d be thrilled. He would be a game changer

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