Sebastien Haller to undergo medicals as new Borussia Dortmund player
- Sebastien Haller is scheduled to undergo his medicals as new Borussia Dortmund player
- The Ivory Coast international is expected to leave Ajax this summer for Dortmund just one and half years after joining the Dutch side
- Haller will be the fourth signing for Borussia Dortmund this summer as the club is looking to strengthen its squad ahead of next season
Ajax striker Sebastien Haller will undergo a medical ahead of an initial £30m ($36.72) move to Borussia Dortmund, SportsLeo understands.
The Bundesliga side have been on the hunt for a new striker since the sale of star forward Erling Haaland to Manchester City, though have also recruited Red Bull Salzburg forward Karim Adeyemi this summer, in what is a busy summer for the black and yellow.
And BVB are closing in on another option up top as Ivory Coast international Haller will shortly undergo a medical after a deal worth £30m plus various add-ons was agreed with Ajax.
It was reported last week that the Dutch club were hopeful of recouping €40m for Haller, and add-ons could take the final fee closer to that sum.
Haller was in sensational scoring form for Ajax last season, notably grabbing 11 goals in just eight Champions League matches. He also scored 21 times in the Eredivisie as they retained their Dutch crown.
The 28-year-old will return to German football having spent the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons at Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring 33 goals in 77 games for Die Adler.
A forgettable spell at West Ham followed before heading to Ajax midway through the 2020/21 campaign – in the January transfer window, re-establishing himself as one of Europe’s most sought-after strikers.
Ajax are in line to lose a number of key performers from last season’s title-winning team. Former manager Erik ten Hag is hopeful that Antony, Jurrien Timber and Lisandro Martinez will join him at Manchester United, while Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch have both signed for Bayern Munich.