Earlier today, it was reported that Sébastien Haller was on his way to Ajax Amsterdam.
The West Ham striker hasn’t met the expectations placed on his shoulders by his £45m transfer fee, and the Hammers are now looking at offloading him for just half of that.
Either way, it makes room and gives them money for a replacement, and while there has been talk of Gaëtan Laborde at Montpellier, the same journalist who said Haller’s transfer to Ajax Amsterdam was done is now reporting that those in charge at London Stadium are working on his replacement.
RMC Sport’s Loïc Tanzi claims West Ham have ‘activated the trail leading to Moussa Dembélé’ and did so ‘two days ago’.
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) January 7, 2021
Now, it’s worth pointing out the Lyon striker is currently out with a fractured arm and isn’t expected to make his return until mid-February, but he’s also enduring one of the worst patches of form in his career.
Scoring just once in the league in 16 appearances prior to his injury, the 24-year-old has seen his game time dwindle under Rudi Garcia from October onwards, starting just two of 11 possible games in that timeframe.
That might reduce his price, and his omission has been largely justified that Lyon haven’t lost since, winning eight of their last nine Ligue 1 games.
So, yes, it’s an exciting name, but it’s also worth keeping the above in mind.