According to a report from Expressen, Sead Haksabanovic nearly joined Swedish side Djurgarden in January, only for the proposed transfer to collapse late on, but the Montenegro international is still likely to leave West Ham in the summer.
The 20-year-old joined the Hammers from Halmstads way back in the summer of 2018 for around £2.7 million, according to the Evening Standard.
The youngster struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium, however. He made just two senior appearances for the club. And failed to register either a goal or an assist.
Haksabanovic was loaned out to Malaga in the summer of 2018.
He faced similar problems in Spain. But he realised his potential when he joined Swedish outfit IFK Norrkoping in January 2019. The Montenegro international racked up eight goals and eight assists in 34 outings (Transfermarkt).
And now Expressen claims that Haksabanovic was close to leaving the Hammers for Djurgarden in January, only for the move to collapse. The Swedish media outlet do suggest that the midfielder is likely to leave West Ham in the summer, however.
The 20-year-old clearly has talent, as he has proven over the past 12 months during his loan spell with IFK Norrkoping. But perhaps he has found his level there.
And maybe he isn’t quite good enough for the Premier League. If Haksabanovic is sold in the summer, there surely wouldn’t be too many West Ham fans who would be sad to see him leave.