Deal could happen by weekend as West Ham make £20m striker decision

Date published: Thursday 7th January 2021 4:34 - Samuel Bannister

West Ham have accepted a bid from Ajax for Sebastien Haller, according to reports.

Haller joined West Ham in 2019 as their club-record signing. However, he struggled to live up to his price tag in his first season.

The Ivory Coast international scored seven goals from 35 appearances in all competitions. It was a significant decrease on his tally with Eintracht Frankfurt from the previous season, where he had scored 20 goals from 41 games.

Haller has shown some signs of improving this season, with seven goals from 15 games so far.

But the bulk of his goals have come in the Carabao Cup. He is yet to really stamp his authority on the Premier League.

Therefore, it looks like West Ham are about to cut their losses on the striker. According to Sky Sports, they have agreed to sell him to Ajax for £20m.

That value is less than half the price they paid for him just 18 months ago. However, they would prefer to cut their losses.

 

Ajax are now hoping to push through the final details of the transfer quickly. They want to have Haller available for their game against PSV on Sunday.

With that in mind, West Ham have given the 26-year-old permission to travel to the Netherlands to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.

Snodgrass also set to leave

Haller is not the only player who looks to be on his way out of West Ham this month.

Winger Robert Snodgrass is reportedly close to joining West Brom, where he will team up with Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce has offered Snodgrass a permanent deal to move to the Hawthorns and he could make the switch imminently.

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