Striker Sebastien Haller has joined Ajax Amsterdam from West Ham on a four and a half year deal, through June 20, 2025 the Dutch champions announced on Friday.

Ajax pays a transfer fee of 22.5 million euros to West Ham United, it makes the 26-year-old the most expensive signing in the Dutch Eredivisie.

The Ivory Coast international centre-forward ends his stay with the Hammers after making 54 appearances in all competitions and scoring 14 goals across 18 months, following his summer 2019 arrival from German club Eintracht Frankfurt.

The 26-year-old returns to the Netherlands, where he previously spent two-and-a-half seasons with Utrecht.

In a statement, the Hammers said: “West Ham United would like to thank Sébastien for his contribution to the Club and wish him all the best for his future career.”

After making a move, Haller expressed his delight –
“It’s like I am coming back home,” said Haller in a video tweeted by Ajax

“Happy to announce my arrival at this iconic club @afcajax and i can’t wait to start playing in this mythical stadium,” Haller wrote on Twitter.

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