West Ham set to take 50 per cent transfer fee hit on Sebastien Haller as striker closes in on £20m Ajax move
WEST HAM face taking a fifty per cent hit on record signing Seb Haller as Ajax close in on signing the flop striker.
The Hammers are in talks with Ajax trying to thrash out a price for the 26-year-old Ivory Coast forward with the Dutch giants initially offering £20million for him.
SunSport understands the Premier League club want another £5m added to the asking price – but the chances are the two clubs will settle on a figure in between.
And that would see West Ham clawing back only half the £45m they forked out to sign him from Eintracht Frankfurt 18 months ago.
Haller has found life tough in the Premier League having arrived at the London Stadium with a big reputation across Europe for his performances in the Bundesliga.
Though he has scored some outstanding goals, they have masked a series of underwhelming displays and he is clear number two in the pecking order to Michail Antonio.
Haller has been unable to lead the line on his own, often looks slow, and failed to live up to his early promise on his arrival.
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Personal terms are understood to have been agreed between the player and Ajax, but the only stumbling block is whether the Hammers are convinced they can find a suitable replacement this month.
Already on the way out of the London Stadium is midfielder Robert Snodgrass.
The Scottish international has agreed an 18-month contract to become Sam Allardyce's first signing since taking charge of West Brom.
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