Ivory Coast striker Sebastian Haller, newly signed from Borussia Dortmund, has taken over the number 9 shirt from former Norwegian star Erling Haaland and hopes to help his new team win trophies with his goals and make up for the departure of his predecessor.
Haller, 28, said: “We look forward to achieving great things together in the years ahead and celebrating together.
On the other hand, the club’s sporting director Sebastian Kell said: “During the conversation with us he clearly showed that he has great ambitions with Dortmund.
Haller will join his new teammates on the training ground in the coming days after Dortmund yesterday announced a four-year deal with Ajax Amsterdam.
The Ivory Coast international had experience in the German Bundesliga, where he played for Eintracht Frankfurt in 2017-2019, scoring 24 goals in 60 appearances for the team.
Haller will lead the charge for Dortmund, who finished second in the Bundesliga table last season, alongside young Norwegian star Erling Haaland, who left Signal Iduna Park to join Premier League champions Manchester City. Current summer transfer period.
Haller scored 21 goals in the Eredivisie last season, as well as 11 goals in his first appearance in the European Champions League, when his former team, Ajax, reached the last 16 of the last edition of the continental championship.
“We are very happy to be able to sign Sebastian Haller,” said Kiel. He is an experienced striker who has recently excelled in the Champions League, but is particularly known in the Bundesliga, where he has already shown his skills and potential.
Kiel added: “Sebastian has a strong physical presence and is very physically flexible.
With his experience, he can also provide support and stability to our young strikers. During conversations with us, he made it clear that he has big ambitions for Dortmund.
Source: Al Ittihad
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