Sebastien Haller, a striker signed by Borussia Dortmund to replace Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester United, has testicular cancer. The young soccer player has left the club's retirement from German Bindesliga, which is taking place in Switzerland.
The club said the discovery was made during exams after a pain in training: Haller was found to have testicular cancer, and is now back in Germany for further tests. Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl told: "This news today was a shock for Sebastien Haller and for all of us.
The whole BVB family wishes Sebastien a complete recovery as soon as possible and that we can hug him again soon. We will do everything possible. to make sure he gets the best possible treatment." The Dortmund statement explained: "Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller had to leave the BVB retreat in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland early due to illness and is already back in Dortmund.
The 28-year-old Costa d ' Ivory said she was not feeling well after Monday morning training. During intensive medical examinations, testicular cancer was discovered later in the day. In the next few days, further tests will take place at a specialized medical center.
The club that demands that the privacy of the player and his family be respected and that no questions are asked. As soon as we have more information, we will notify after consulting with the player. "
Haller with Ajax, before Dortmund
On January 8, 2021, he moved to Ajax for € 22.5 million, becoming the most expensive purchase of the Eredivisie; with the lancers he binds himself until 2025 and finds Erik ten Hag who had coached him in Utrecht.
After making his debut in the second half of Ajax-PSV (2-2), he scored his first goal in the opening minutes of Twente-Ajax 1-3 on 14 January. On February 4th he was mistakenly excluded from the list of participants in the Europa League, thus skipping the entire final phase of the competition.
On February 21, however, he scored a brace in the home victory against Sparta Rotterdam. At the end of the season he contributes 13 total goals to the victory of the championship and the national cup. On 15 September of the same year he scored a quatern against Sporting Lisbon in his absolute debut in the Champions League; before him, only Marco van Basten succeeded in Milan-IFK Göteborg 4-0.