In an effort to replace the gap left by Erling Haaland’s departure, Borussia Dortmund finalized the signing of Ivory Coast striker Sebastien Haller from Ajax on Wednesday. The German team made a sizable profit by selling Haaland to Manchester City.
Following the sale of Haaland to Premier League champions Manchester City, Haller, 28, had traveled to Germany last month to have a medical examination with Dortmund.
In the Champions League last year, Sebastien Haller raised a lot of heat by displaying the abilities of a top-tier attacker. As a result of the striker’s prior experience playing in the Bundesliga and his high level of ambition to play in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund is fortunate to have signed him.
Haller has a four-year deal with the Bundesliga team that keeps him with the club through 2026.
Dortmund will pay Ajax a transfer fee of 31 million euros, which might increase to 34.5 million, according to Ajax. After playing with Eintracht Frankfurt for two seasons from 2017 to 2019, Haller has returned to Germany.
Before joining Ajax in January 2021, the Ivorian also played in the Premier League for West Ham.
In 65 games for Ajax, Haller scored 47 goals. He also scored 11 goals in the Champions League last season, including victories over Dortmund at home and away.
In his debut season, he assisted the team in winning both the league cup and led the Dutch league in goals as Ajax defended its title.
After purchasing Karim Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg earlier in the transfer season for €38 million, Sebastien will be Borussia Dortmund’s second acquisition.
Axel Witsel, a seasoned Belgian midfielder who previously played for Borussia Dortmund, has also joined Atletico Madrid on a free transfer. His deal is for one year with the possibility of an extension. When his contract with the club expired, the Belgian international left BVB at the completion of the previous campaign.