West Ham United have no sell-on clause for Sebastien Haller as £30m move nears completion
West Ham United will not gain any money from Sebastien Haller’s impending transfer from Ajax to Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky Sports.
The Ivorian striker left the London Stadium in January 2021 after a less-than-impressive spell with the club but has since gone on to excel at Ajax, scoring 47 goals since his arrival.
The Eredivisie winners are set to profit on Haller too after he was bought for just £20million and they are now set to receive £30million from Dortmund who are looking to replace Erling Haaland who left the Signal Iduna Park to join our opening day opponents Manchester City.
West Ham were thought to have a sell-on clause of 20% in the deal [Daily Mail, 20 June, page 65] but Sky Sports [23 June, 4:00pm] now report that no such agreement exists between the two clubs.
That means that the Irons have missed out on a hefty influx of cash with £6million (20% of 30million) no longer coming to the London Stadium to help our own summer transfer window efforts.
Whenever you are negotiating a sale of one of your players, you always make 100%sure that some form of sell-on clause is in the deal, that’s rule number one of the playbook.
You can never guarantee what may happen next in football and few West Ham fans would have envisaged Haller’s dramatic upturn in form but to leave out a clause altogether is a barmy decision to be kind.
There is no reason why we have left it out and now we have to pay the price for that complete lapse of sense and the world knows about it.
£6million might not seem like a great deal in the grand scheme of things considering the pieces paid in the Premier League these days but that could still be a significant amount of one transfer fee or a good chunk of player wages for the month.
There are countless expenses at a football club so we cannot afford to make this kind of blunder again if we want to run a sensible, sustainable business.