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Ajax in talks for Eredivisie goal-machine

Dutch giants Ajax have taken a keen interest in Utrecht striker Sebastian Haller, according to the player’s official representative.

A product of Auxerre’s famous youth academy, the 21-year-old first impressed during a six-month loan stint with Utrecht, before making his transfer permanent last summer.

Haller has since scored 16 goals in 27 Eredivisie outings and was on the radar of Premier League sides Norwich and Sunderland in January, with clubs from German Bundesliga also in the mix.

And it appears that Dutch giants Ajax are keen on luring the youngster to Amsterdam ArenA in the summer, as witnessed by the comments made by the striker’s agent.

“(Ajax sporting director) Marc Overmars has talked to me about him, and we have informed the club about this,” agent Loic Gustan told Voetbal International.

“They know he wants to leave this summer, but it will only be to a club that compete in a European competition and where he will play every week. That is very important for him.”

This means that Haller would probably prefer to join Ajax rather than warm up the bench in a bigger club, and it is no secret that the Amsterdammers are in the market for an out-and-out forward.

Haller has been a member of France Under-21 side for a couple of years now and he has three goals in 11 appearances for Les Espoirs.

Tue 22 Mar, 2016
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