Report: FC Utrecht set £6.5 million asking price for Sebastien Haller, club expecting to lose striker

Sunderland are keen on signing FC Utrecht forward Sebastien Haller.

Sunderland are hoping to complete a deal to sign Sebastien Haller before the close of the transfer window, and a report in VI has updated the ongoing saga concerning the prolific 21-year-old forward.

Haller has been set for sale by FC Utrecht at an asking price of £6.5 million, and they will not sell their star player for anything less than that valuation. He has netted 15 goals and registered five assists in 20 games for Utrecht - including three in four games this season - and has proven himself to be worth the asking price.

At such a young age, he can only improve, and he is expected to make the step up from the French Under-21 side to the senior team in the coming months, having netted five goals in six appearances for Les Bleus youth side.

With the asking price set on Haller’s head, it is stated that Utrecht are expecting an approach from the Black Cats in the coming days, and the club believe he will leave for the Stadium of Light before the close of the transfer window.

They are not pushing him out of the club, but Utrecht chiefs are aware that the Premier League would be a big draw for the young striker, whilst also knowing that the profit they can make off his sale would be a valuable source of income for the Eredivisie side.

All signs are pointing towards Haller moving to Wearside in the coming days, and they would be foolish to not move for a player with a bright future ahead of him.

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