Arsenal urged to make Sebastien Haller swoop if Dusan Vlahovic transfer bid fails

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Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand has urged Arsenal to sign West Ham reject Sebastien Haller. The striker spent 18 months at London Stadium after arriving in 2019 but failed to light up the Premier League and was shipped off to current club Ajax.

The Hammers shelled out a staggering £45million to land Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The striker scored three goals in his first three games for the club and was expected to become a Premier League star.

But he finished his debut season in east London with just seven goals from 35 games as the Hammers finished a lowly 16th.

Last season, he found the back of the net just three times in 16 Premier League games.

And club chiefs had seen enough as they struck a £22m deal with Ajax in January to allow him to continue his career elsewhere.

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Haller has excelled in the Netherlands and notched 11 goals in 19 Eredivisie games during the second half of last season.

And the 27-year-old has been in scintillating form once again this time around.

Haller is the top scorer in this season’s Champions League after finding the back of the net a staggering 10 times in Ajax’s six group games.

The striker grabbed four goals against Sporting Lisbon in his side’s opening group game and went on to score in every match.

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Those strikes ensured Ajax won every game to finish top of their group as the Dutch side condemned German giants Borussia Dortmund to two defeats.

Arsenal are in the market for a goalscorer after Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy last year and banished from the team.

Alexandre Lacazette has since been entrusted to lead the forward line – but the France international is out of contract in the summer.

And Ferdinand believes Haller would be the perfect option for the Gunners.

“I reckon Haller would be good for you lot,” the former England centre-back claimed on his FIVE YouTube channel.

During the show, Brentford forward Ivan Toney and Roma striker Tammy Abraham were also touted as possible target for the Gunners, while Ferdinand said that Arsenal were chasing Real Sociedad frontman Alexander Isak.

But it appears that Vlahovic is Arsenal’s top target, with reports suggesting the north Londoners are ready to offer mega-money for the Serbia international.

Vlahovic is another player who is enjoying an outstanding season and the 21-year-old has already banged in 16 goals in Serie A this season.

The ace is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and Fiorentina are thought to be open to selling him this month to ensure they get big bucks for the superstar.

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