Sébastien Haller has completed his move to Ajax from West Ham, who have accepted £20m for a striker who cost them a record £45m in 2019.
The funds from the 26-year-old’s sale will be made available to strengthen David Moyes’s squad. The manager wants a new striker, with Bournemouth’s Joshua King a long-term target.
Haller failed to live up to expectations at West Ham, who bought him from Eintracht Frankfurt. He scored 10 goals in 48 Premier League appearances and has welcomed a move to the Netherlands, where he had a successful period with Utrecht from 2015-2017.
Ajax said the fee was €22.5m (£20.2m) and that Haller’s contract runs to 2025. West Ham 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.”