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DONE DEAL: West Ham sign Montenegro midfielder Sead Haksabanovic

Hammers prospect set to have medical ahead of move

West Ham United have signed 18-year-old Sead Haksabanovic from Halmstads BK of the Allsvenskan in Sweden.

The nearly £3 million move for the young midfielder is done and he is set to be announced by the club shortly.

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Sead has spent his entire footballing life with Halmstads in Sweden. After moving through their academy he made his first team debut in 2015. After an impressive run with Halmstads where Sead scored five goals in 22 games last season. Halmstads were promoted this season to Sweden’s top flight. His performances got him trials with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool. Sead has already made his senior national team debut with Montenegro last year. Prior to joining Montenegro he had played in the Swedish youth national teams.

The young midfielder is set to cost the Hammers about £3 million. He seems to possess good dribbling skills and an excellent first touch. He appears to be a versatile midfielder who prefers to play in the attack but can slot back and pull the strings from the deep midfield.

West Ham’s recent track record of plucking good young talent from other clubs certainly makes this a potentially exciting move especially given the fact he’s already making national team appearances.

He will likely slot into the academy and could play a part in our U23 team as they begin their PL2 division one season. He becomes the second youth teaming signing of the summer after West Ham scooped up Anouar El Mhassani from Ajax’s academy.

While not a splashy or immediate signing these are the types to move the club need to make to build for the future and create depth for Europa League runs. It certainly looks like West Ham have made a good move here with there being plenty of talent for a bargain price.