Borussia Dortmund Close In on Deal to Sign Sebastian Haller From Ajax As Erling Haaland’s Replacement

Borussia Dortmund Close In on Deal to Sign Sebastian Haller From Ajax As Erling Haaland’s Replacement

  • Sebastian Haller could soon become a Borussia Dortmund player as the club seeks to lure him back to Germany
  • Dortmund lost Erling Haaland to Manchester City and want to add another striker to fill the gap after signing Karim Adeyemi
  • Haller has Bundesliga experience before after playing for Eintracht Frankfurt before joining West Ham

Borussia Dortmund are set to complete a move for Ajax striker Sebastian Haller. Dortmund lost top striker Erling Haaland after Manchester City activated his release clause.

The German club had already signed RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi as a potential replacement for Haaland but it now appears that they want to add another striker.

Sebastian Haller, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland, Bundesliga
Ajax and Ivory Coast's striker Sebastian Haller. Photo by Maurice Van Steen.
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ESPN reports that Haller's fee will be in the region of 36 million sterling pounds. The French-born striker has been in imperious form at Ajax after joining them in 2021 from West Ham.

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He finished the season as Eredivisie top scorer with 21 goals and scored a further 11 goals in the Champions League. At 27 years of age, he is considered to be at his prime stage.

Should the deal go through, Haller will mark his return to Germany after previously spending time at Eintracht Frankfurt.

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