In search of a successor to Erling Braut Haaland capable of supporting young Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen and Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund has just found happiness. The Ruhr club has reached an agreement with Ajax Amsterdam for the transfer of Sébastien Haller.
Strongman of Ajax Amsterdam this season that he guided to the title of Eredivisie champion, Sébastien Haller (28) has scored no less than 34 goals and 9 offerings this season in 42 games. Spearhead of the Godenzonen attack, the native of Ris-Orangis has particularly distinguished himself in the Champions League with 11 goals and 2 offerings in 8 games which places him third top scorer in the competition behind Karim Benzema and Robert Lewandowski. A high-flying 2021/2022 season for him.
Participating in particular in the elimination of Borussia Dortmund in the group stage (scorer outward and return), the Ivorian international (12 caps, 4 goals) convinced the Marsupials to bet on him. Despite strong competition embodied by Inter Milan, Manchester United or Bayern Munich, the Ruhr team quickly pulled out of the game. Wanting to find a replacement for Erling Braut Haaland who provides more guarantees than the young Karim Adeyemi (20 years old), Donyell Malen (23 years old) and Youssoufa Moukoko (17 years old), the BvB quickly set its sights on Sébastien Haller.
More than 30 million euros in compensation
Author of a good first offer refused by Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund has raised the stakes. The second approach made it possible to tighten discussions until a verbal agreement was reached on Wednesday. Thus Borussia Dortmund has formulated a proposal of 31 million euros accompanied by 4 million euros in bonuses that can be reached. An offer accepted by Ajax Amsterdam even if an official signature is still missing, which should arrive in the coming days.
Currently on vacation in Côte d’Ivoire, Sébastien Haller has also agreed with the German club for a 4-season contract and he would be ready to return to Europe urgently for his medical examination. Trained in Vigneux, Bretigny and Auxerre, revealed in Utrecht, exploding in Frankfurt, failing at West Ham and relaunching at Ajax Amsterdam, Sébastien Haller will therefore evolve with the 6th club of his professional career. A return to the Bundesliga three years after his departure from Eintracht Frankfurt which will arrive through the front door with this transfer to Borussia Dortmund.