Sébastien Haller sets sights on winning the Bundesliga title after completing Borussia Dortmund move

Sebastien Haller (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Sebastien Haller (Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Fresh after securing his move to Borussia Dortmund, Sébastien Haller is already setting his sights on winning the Bundesliga title.

Sébastien Haller became Borussia Dortmund’s club record signing on Wednesday after completing his €31 million move from AFC Ajax. The Ivory Coast international put pen to paper on a four year contract with the Black and Yellows, and will begin training with his new teammates on Monday. And he has already made it clear that his goal is to help his new team fight for the Bundesliga title.

In an interview with BVB-TV, Haller said:

"“Borussia Dortmund is the biggest rival of Bayern who have won a few titles in a row. And of course, the goal is to go and fight with them and be first. Why not?”"

Haller will certainly have a key role to play if Borussia Dortmund are to have any chance of competing against Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title in the coming season.

The 28 year old is coming off a very prolific season with Ajax, having scored 34 goals in just 42 appearances across all competitions. Eleven of those goals came in the UEFA Champions League, including two against Borussia Dortmund in the group stage.

Haller will look to replace Erling Haaland as the focal point of the BVB attack following the latter’s move to Manchester City. And he is determined to score and assist lots of goals for the team.

"“My job is just to be in the box at the right moment and time to score goals. I love to score goals because it’s my first ability. But to give assists is also a nice feeling… As a striker you need to make sure that we score goals. So assists or goals, of course it’s important for the team.”"

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Sébastien Haller’s move to Borussia Dortmund comes two years after the club first showed an interest in signing him. Eintracht Frankfurt’s asking price was too much for BVB back then, and he ended up joining West Ham United. But now they have finally secured Haller’s signature for a club record transfer fee.