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Hammers flop gets huge move

West Ham flop Seb Haller is closing in on a move to Borussia Dortmund.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the deal to take the striker to Dortmund from Ajax has been completed.

He will cost the Bundesliga club €35m (£30m) after a hugely impressive spell in the Netherlands.

Haller made 65 appearances in total for the Dutch club and scored 47 goals while also laying on 16 assists.

It is a far cry from his time with the Hammers, when he scored 14 times in 54 games and was happily sold to Ajax as soon as the club revealed their interest.

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Dortmund, of course, are attempting to replace Erling Haaland, who has moved to Manchester City in one of the summer’s biggest deals, and have selected Haller as the man to do it.

Those are some huge boots to fill, but it seems that Irons flop Haller has gone from strength to strength since leaving east London.

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5 comments on “Hammers flop gets huge move

  1. Good news for us as i assume an sell on fee was in the contract when selling him to Ajax.

  2. Alot of people like myself saw the talent he possessed but he was being played in a way that didnt suit him and spent long spells isolated up top by himself. In the end it was like he gave up trying. I see the same thing happening with Benrahma …

  3. Certainly no flop as his one of the best European strikers in the world. No sell on fee apprantlly but would have only been a 1or 2 mill anyway but hey just a shame moyes can’t as usual have used him in a different system as his to stubborn. He sells a top striker and gets in nobody till now. See why his cv is so poor and never won anything in his long career.

  4. Looking back, Haller was never a lone striker in the same way that Chicharito wasn’t either. They have both been successful in a partnership attack where they could interplay, share the load and goal-poach. As was his right, DM moved Haller on rather than change his template. If we put aside the lost money, DM saved us from relegation and then two great seasons – hats off Now comes the rebuild which we all hope for the best.

  5. Very good player – just not suited to Moyes style of play.

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