Sebastien Haller, who was recently signed by Borussia Dortmund, has departed their training facility after he was diagnosed with a testicular tumor, the Bundesliga team announced on Monday.
The 28-year-old international from the Ivory Coast returned to Dortmund for medical evaluations after feeling ill.
Further examinations will now take place “over the coming days”.
“This news today came as a shock to Sebastien Haller and everyone else,” said Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl.
“The entire BVB family hopes that Sebastien makes a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can give him a hug again soon.
“We’ll do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment.”
Haller will be away from the team indefinitely, according to the club.
Haller signed a four-year contract with Dortmund earlier this month after leaving a Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam.
Sébastien Romain Teddy Haller, a striker for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Ivory Coast national team, was born on June 22, 1994.
Haller started his career at Auxerre and then transferred on loan to Utrecht of the Dutch Eredivisie in 2015 before making a permanent commitment. He spent two years in the Netherlands before relocating to Germany, where he joined Eintracht Frankfurt and won the DFB-Pokal in 2018.
West Ham United of the English Premier League became interested in Haller as a result of his achievements, and he was signed in 2019 for a club-record fee of €49.8 million (£45 million).
Haller returned to the Netherlands in 2021 after a disastrous stint in England and signed with Ajax for a club record fee of €22.5 million (£18.8 million).
He captured the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup in his first half of the season. During the 2021–22 season, Haller became the first player to score in seven straight UEFA Champions League games.
Haller, who was born in France and has an Ivorian mother and French father, first represented France at the youth level before 2020, when he decided to support the Ivory Coast. He played for his country at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and scored his first goal against Madagascar.
Where was Sebastien Haller born?
The well-known soccer player was conceived by Simone Kuyo in Ris-Orangis, France. He has not revealed the name of his father, but what is known about him is that he is a French national.
Along with his adorable sister Armelle and brother Sery Tessia, Haller was raised. With the exception of their Ivorian mother, they are all citizens of France.
Haller competed for France at all levels of youth international competition. He participated in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup as a member of the French under-17 team.
Haller was selected for the Ivory Coast national squad in November 2020. On November 12, he made his international debut for the Ivory Coast, scoring the game-winning goal for his team in the 55th minute of a 2-1 victory over Madagascar in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.
Haller’s transfer from Ajax to Borussia Dortmund
Sebastien Haller, who recently finished a 34-goal season with Dutch winners Ajax, signed a four-year contract with Borussia Dortmund.
After scoring 11 goals during Ajax’s run to the round of 16, Haller finished the 2021–22 season with a league-high 21 goals, and he placed third in the UEFA Champions League standings, behind Karim Benzema (15) and Robert Lewandowski (13).
The 28-year-old striker, who previously played in Germany for 33 goals with Eintracht Frankfurt from 2017 to 2019, is back for a second term.
The player’s pay has grown significantly since he made his professional debut. His prior compensation at Ajax was $15 million per year, but Borussia Dortmund’s wage in the Bundesliga has not yet been disclosed.
His monthly compensation, in mathematical terms, was $1.25 million. $41 million is his transfer market value as of July 2022. In September 2019, his peak worth was $53 million.
Sebastien Haller FIFA 22
For Ajax, Sébastien Haller is a striker. Haller received an 82 rating and an 82 potential in FIFA 22.