West Ham youngster Sead Haksabanovic is set to have his loan spell at Malaga cut short, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy, via Sport Witness, report that Haksabanovic is set to return to West Ham after an unsuccessful loan at Malaga.

Haksabanovic’s future is unclear when he returns to West Ham as the club weigh up their options.

Sead Haksabanovic at West Ham

Sead Haksabanovic played two cup games for West Ham last season. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Haksabanovic joined West Ham in summer 2017 from Halmstads BK in Sweden. Initially believed to be one for the future, the Montenegro international made his debut shortly after joining.

Slaven Bilic handed Haksabanovic his debut against Bolton Wanderers in the League Cup. But he had to wait until David Moyes was in charge for his next outing – which was a substitute cameo against Wigan Athletic.

The 19-year-old spent the majority of the season in the youth side at West Ham, and featured for the first-team in pre-season under Manuel Pellegrini.

Sead Haksabanovic at Malaga

Spain – La Liga 123 _ 2018-2019 / ( Malaga Club de Futbol ) – Sead Haksabanovic

Pellegrini decided Haksabanovic should develop his game out on loan. In summer 2018, Pellegrini sent the Sweden-born midfielder to Spanish second tier side Malaga on a season-long loan.

But having managed just two appearances for Malaga – both of which were from the bench – Haksabanovic is set to return to West Ham imminently.

What does the future hold?

Haskabanovic’s future is unclear. West Ham need to decide whether to sell him, loan him elsewhere or let him develop in the youth team again.

Swedish side AIK are interested in him, according to Fotboll Direkt, but Sport Witness adds that this deal is unlikely.

Pellegrini will run the rule over the teenager in training before deciding whether he has a long or short-term future with the Hammers.

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