Edwin van der Sar has just highlighted how West Ham may have made a big error by selling Sebastien Haller.

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Haller left West Ham to join Ajax in January for around £20 million (The Times).

The 27-year-old really struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium.

Hammers boss David Moyes clearly wasn’t a fan of the Ivory Coast international and the Scot swiftly moved him on.

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It could be argued that Moyes made a big mistake in doing so, however, especially considering the fact that West Ham are still yet to find a replacement.

Two-time Champions League winner and four-time Premier League winner Edwin van der Sar certainly thinks that that is the case.

West Ham made an error selling Sebastien Haller

The Ivorian has been a huge hit with Ajax, bagging 23 goals and nine assists in just 34 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Whilst the Eredivisie is clearly a step down in quality and intensity to the Premier League, it could be argued that West Ham just didn’t player to the 27-year-old’s strengths.

The former Manchester United, Ajax and Juventus goalkeeper raved about Haller when speaking to Tuttosport:

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“Sebastien arrived in Amsterdam in January and has integrated very well with the team: he scores and scores. Next week, in the Champions League, we will face Borussia Dortmund and the match between Haller and Haaland will certainly be fascinating. He is an atypical striker, I would say almost unique.”

Van der Sar’s comments certainly make you wonder if selling Haller was the right call.

As mentioned earlier, had we signed a replacement, there would be no argument.

But considering the fact that Michail Antonio is still our only centre-forward, surely keeping the Ivory Coast international would have been the better option.

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And the more success Haller has with Ajax, the more questions will be asked of Moyes’s decision to sell him in January.

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