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Borussia Dortmund, which has just recruited Sébastien Haller, announced on Monday July 18 that the player is suffering from testicular cancer. The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international has left training camp for treatment.
This is shocking information that Borussia Dortmund made official at the end of the evening, Monday July 18. In a statement, the Ruhr club announced that Sébastien Haller, recruited on July 6 at Ajax Amsterdam, suffers from testicular cancer. BVB, who are on a pre-season training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, explain that the striker ” complained of feeling unwell after training on Monday morning ».
« During intensive medical examinations, a tumor was finally discovered in the testicles during the day “, continues Borussia Dortmund in a press release. Sébastien Haller, who celebrated his 28th birthday in June, has left training camp and will move on soon. other examinations in a specialized medical center ».
Dortmund asks that ” player privacy is respected »
« This news today was a shock for Sébastien Haller and for all of us. The whole BVB family wishes Sébastien a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can hug him again soon. We will do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment. “, declared Sebastian Kehl, the sporting director of the vice-champions of Germany.
Borussia « requests that the privacy of the player and their family be respected and that no questions be asked “. The club assures that it will give more information “, in consultation with the player, when they have some.
Trained at AJ Auxerre, Sébastien Haller wore the colors of the Icaun club from his professional debut in 2012 until his departure for the Netherlands and FC Utrecht in 2015. The slender striker (1.90m ) then joined Germany for the first time in 2017, when he was recruited by Eintracht Frankfurt. He then discovered England with West Ham in 2019, before returning to the Netherlands, on the side of Ajax, in January 2021.
After a very prolific season and a half with the Lancers (66 matches, 47 goals and 16 assists – 11 goals in 8 Champions League matches), Sébastien Haller said yes to Borussia Dortmund, who was looking for a replacement for Norwegian Erling Haaland, who left for Manchester City. BVB paid 31 million euros to recruit him, the second most expensive transfer in its history after the 35 million euros to Rennes for Ousmane Dembélé in 2016.
We’re with you, @HallerSeb. Wishing you the best with your recovery ❤️
— West Ham United (@WestHam) July 18, 2022
Today, the one who has worn the jersey of the Ivorian Elephants since 2020 and who participated in the CAN in Cameroon (four matches, one goal and one assist) must face a challenge of a completely different caliber. Messages of sympathy are already pouring in to support him in this fight.