Report: Sunderland to bid for Sebastien Haller

Sunderland Fans

FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit Sunderland.

Sunderland are set to make a bid for FC Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller, according to L’Equipe.

It has also been reported by the French sports paper that Utrecht want between €6 million (£4.2m) and €8m (£5.7m) as transfer fee for the youngster.

L’Equipe has further claimed that English Championship outfit Brentford have already made an offer of €6m (£4.2m) for the 21-year-old striker.

Who is Sebastien Haller?

Haller is a very promising young striker who has been on the books of Dutch club Utrecht since January 2015.

The Frenchman played on loan for the Eredivisie side from Ligue 2 outfit Auxerre during the second half of last season before being signed on a permanent deal earlier this summer.

The 21-year-old gave a good account of himself at the Stadion Galgenwaard, scoring 11 goals and creating 17 chances in 17 league appearances.

Haller had a pass accuracy of 66% and a shot accuracy of 51%, and won 77 headers, 13 dribbles and 14 tackles.

The France Under-21 international has started the 2015-16 campaign in style as well, scoring three goals and creating one chance in two Eredivisie appearances.

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