West Ham have held talks with Viktor Hallin and he is set to travel to London for a trial, according to reports in the Swedish media.

In an interview with NA.se (as reported by Fotboll Direkt and translated via Sport Witness), Hallin revealed he was looking forward to his trial at West Ham.

The Hammers have jetted over to Sweden to hold talks with the teenage midfielder. And West Ham have even had scouts watching him in action.

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Hallin plays for Rynninge IK – a team based in Orebro. They play in the Division 1 Norra, which is the third tier of Swedish football.

 

The 17-year-old signed his first professional deal with Rynninge IK earlier this season. And he followed that up with his debut for the first-team.

But now he could be set to swap the third rung on the Swedish football pyramid to join West Ham. Hallin would almost certainly be an academy player at first.

Viktor Hallin on West Ham’s interest

As translated by Sport Witness, Hallin told NA.se: “[The West Ham trial will] be a lot of fun, I’m very happy. I talked to them days after they were here, and they said they liked my ability to push the ball forward at speed and getting forward. That’s what they saw immediately.”