Sebastien Haller has scored just seven minutes into his full Ajax debut following a £20million move from West Ham United.

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The £45m striker was labelled a flop as West Ham took a £25m hit on the man they signed just 18 months ago.

West Ham sold Haller last Friday and he promptly registered an assist when coming on as a second half substitute in a 2-2 draw with PSV at the weekend.

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Haller scores seven minutes into full Ajax debut

Many West Ham fans were glad to see the back of Haller after a frustrating spell in east London.

Others feared he would leave and go on to prove his Hammers doubters wrong.

Well things have started well for the French-born Ivorian back in Holland – where he previously starred for Utrecht.

Haller has marked his full debut with a goal after just seven minutes as Ajax took the lead against FC Twente on Thursday night.

The former West Ham man rose highest to head home from the centre of the box into the bottom corner.

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Any success Haller does have the Eredivisie would be taken with a pinch of salt by some given it is a vastly inferior standard to the Premier League.

Haller did not seem to have the pace or mobility to be a success in the English top flight.


Although some would argue he was played out of position as a lone striker from the very start.

David Moyes was never a fan and was happy to take the money when Ajax came knocking.

The West Ham boss admitted the club could not afford to wait until the summer and risk his value deteriorating further.

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Key will be how Haller performs in Europe as Hammers target Dia as replacement

What will be of interest to West Ham fans is how Haller fares in Europe.

Ajax face Lille next month in the Europa League last 32.

West Ham appear to be edging closer to signing Haller’s replacement.

Sky Sports and the likes of West Ham insider ExWHUemployee are reporting that some of the Haller money will be spent trying to bring Stade Reims striker Boulaye Dia to the club.

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