Ajax accidentally leave Haller out of Europa League squad

Ajax accidentally leave Haller out of Europa League squad
Sebastien Haller of Ajax in action

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 04, 2021. 16:00

Ivory Coast International Sebastien Haller has surprisingly been left out of Ajax Amsterdam’s UEFA Europa League squad.

The towering centre forward joined the Dutch giants in a club-record fee of €22.5 million (£20m/$28m) from the English Premier League side West Ham United last month.

The 26-year-old player has hit the ground running at Ajax where he has scored two goals and provided four assists in six Eredivisie matches thus far.

As a things stand, Haller will not be playing for the team in the European competition this season after the club confirmed the mistake in a statement to AD.

“He is indeed not on the list, we are trying to find out what went wrong,” said Ajax communications manager Miel Brinkhuis. “We have contacted the KNVB and UEFA.”

Ajax are scheduled to face French club Lille OSC later this month in the Europa League round of 32 tie, with the first-leg match set to be played on February 18 in France.

Haller is familiar with the Eredivisie having spent two-and-a-half years with Utrecht between January 2015 and June 2017 – scoring 51 goals from 98 games across all competitions.

He will be looking to help Ajax clinch a record-extending 35th Eredivisie title this season.

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