Ajax striker is considered a hot candidate to succeed Haaland at BVB

Sébastien Haller (right) celebrates his goal for the 3-0 win over Heerenveen with his teammates.Image: Stanley Gontha / Stanley Gontha

With Erling Haaland, BVB recently lost a center forward with an outstanding hit rate. In 87 games for BVB he netted 83 times. As a replacement, BVB has signed Karim Adeyemi, the top scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga. Now the top scorer of the Eredivise is also to follow.

Dortmund’s plan A: Sébastian Haller

Like the Dutch “Algemeen Dagblad” reported, BVB manager Sebastian Kehl has already made an offer for Sébastian Haller at Ajax Amsterdam. The offer of 33 million euros had been rejected, but it was expected that the two clubs would come to an agreement.

Haller in May 2022 with the Dutch championship trophy.

Haller in May 2022 with the Dutch championship trophy.Image: Toon Dompeling / Toon Dompeling

Haller, who turns 28 on Wednesday, has already played two seasons in the Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt. He will be remembered by the people of Frankfurt as one of the heroes of the 2018 DFB Cup triumph. He then tried his hand at West Ham United in the Premier League for a year and a half, with moderate success, before returning to prominence at Ajax.

Haller in May 2018 after winning the DFB Cup.

Haller in May 2018 after winning the DFB Cup.Image: SVEN SIMON / Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON

With winning the Dutch championship and the top scorer cannon in the back, Haller could now return to the Bundesliga as a royal transfer. And in a three-pack with Karim Adeyemi and Youssoufa Moukoko form a promising trio of strikers. A clear announcement in the fight for the German championship.

Sasa Kalajdžić from VfB Stuttgart only plan B

Noisy “Picture” BVB already agrees with the Ivorian. However, Ajax plan to build a team around the 27-year-old. After the departures of Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch (both to FC Bayern) you don’t want to give up another top performer without further ado. Accordingly, according to “Bild”, the Dutch are demanding “well over 38” million euros.

Karim Adeyemi scored his first international goal against Armenia.

Karim Adeyemi scored his first international goal against Armenia.Image: dpa / Tom Weller

Stuttgart’s Saša Kalajdžić is therefore only a plan B for Dortmund. He had recently flirted with a move to BVB and emphasized that he did not want to sit behind Lewandowski on the bench at Bayern. While a transfer is becoming more and more likely in the Lewandowski case, the storm center at BVB could soon be full.


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