Big blunder from Ajax: Haller left out of Europa League squad

Ruben Hill
February 4, 2021

Amsterdam football club Ajax has blundered by failing to register new signing Sébastien Haller for the Europa League competition.

The Dutch giants paid West Ham more than £20m in January for the 26-year-old Ivorian striker.

"He's not on the list and we're trying to find out what went wrong", club spokesperson Miel Brinkhuis told AD.

Haller has already scored twice in six appearances for the 34-time Dutch champions.

But when Ajax submitted their squad list to UEFA for the Europa League's knockout rounds, they forgot to include Haller's name.

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Manchester United, who have dropped into the Europa League, added 18-year-old winger Amad Diallo to their list. They have contacted UEFA to correct the situation, but because it is Ajax's fault, the chances of the squad being altered is slim.

Ajax's first leg against Lille will be played on February 18, with the reverse fixture at the Johan Cruyff Arena coming a week later.

Meanwhile, Ajax announced exciting teenager Brian Brobbey will leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of the campaign.

"We think it is too bad [that he's leaving] and have done everything to keep him at Ajax longer", club director of football Marc Overmars said.

"Brian is still under contract with us for a few months, if we need him the trainers will call on him".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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