According to a report from Swedish media outlet Fotbollskanalen, Arsenal, Manchester United and Rangers sent scouts to watch West Ham owned Sead Haksabanovic in action for IFK Norrkoping against Brondby in the Atlantic Cup on Friday.

The 20-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer of 2017 from Halmstads, for a fee believed to be worth £2.7 million, according to the Evening Standard.

He struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium, however.

The Montenegro ace made just two appearances for the east Londoners.

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Sead Haksabanovic (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Haksabanovic was swiftly shipped out on loan to Malaga, where he experienced similar problems.

The 20-year-old was then loaned out to IFK Norrkoping in January 2019. And he has been a real hit with the Swedish club.

The West Ham owned attacking midfielder has racked up eight goals and eight assists in 34 appearances for IFK Norrkoping (Transfermarkt).


And Swedish media outlet Fotbollskanalen claims that Arsenal, Manchester United and Rangers are all paying close attention to the five-capped Montenegro ace.

Fotbollskanalen suggest that interest in the youngster is ‘nothing new’. And that several clubs have performed scouting missions on him over the past year.

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Sead Haksabanovic (Photo by Stephen White – CameraSport via Getty Images )

So should the Hammers consider moving him on?

If true, it proves that Haksabanovic is a real talent. And perhaps West Ham will take notice of this and give him another chance at the London Stadium next season.

The east London outfit might be tempted to cash in on him, however. If one of the clubs mentioned comes in with a big offer for the Hammers owned ace, then who knows what will happen.

And selling the 20-year-old might end up being a mistake. Especially considering how impressive he has been for IFK Norrkoping over the past 12 months.

West Ham need more young and talented places. And they might just have exactly that in the shape of Haksabanovic.

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