Thursday 25 February 2021

Ajax blunder as record signing Haller is left off Europa League list

Amsterdam football club Ajax has blundered by failing to register new signing Sébastien Haller for the Europa League competition.

Ajax bought the West Ham player for a club record fee of €22.5m this winter transfer period.

Ajax is trying to rectify the situation but, broadcaster NOS reports, the likelihood of success is small. As yet, it is unclear what went wrong.

Ajax should have registered all the players eligible for the European competition via a special Uefa system by midnight on Tuesday.

‘It is an administrative error, with computers, ticking or not ticking a box,’ head coach Erik ten Hag told reporters. ‘Something went wrong. he was on the list and we will do all we can to convince Uefa.’

The Amsterdammers take on Lille in the knock-out phase of the competition later this month, having been demoted from the Champions League competition after finishing third in their group.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.