West Ham have rejected a £5m offer from IFK Norrkoping for winger Sead Haksabonovic, according to reports in Sweden.
The Montenegrin international has spent the last eighteen months on loan in Sweden but the Hammers are said to be keen on keeping the attacking midfielder, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Rangers.
Some fans on Twitter are surprised that the London club haven’t sold Haksabonovic for that price, while others don’t think he’ll get much of a look in under David Moyes if he does return to the London Stadium:
Intersting.. If true I’m surprised Sully didn’t cash in bc usually sell youth for peanuts.
— JRS🌐 (@Futball4All) May 19, 2020
— cotdabossv2(on loan at bvb)💛🖤💛🖤🤝 (@UnitedConnor) May 19, 2020
Surely not? Thought wed take something like that for him
— BalticIron97 (@97Baltic) May 19, 2020
Must be decent if they ain’t selling him for that 🤷🏻♂️
— ⚒ HammersChat (@WestHamLive1) May 19, 2020
Didn’t even remember he was still with us.
— baal❧ (@espinasdelrey) May 19, 2020
Very surprised West Ham have rejected a £5m offer for Sead Haksabanovic, if true, given that they tend to let youth players leave for much less when they have decided they aren’t up to PL level; especially as it is almost double what they paid for him.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) May 19, 2020
Isn’t this boy ripping it up somewhere and big clubs were sniffing? Gotta be better than Yamalenko?
— They (@TomHewitt1983) May 19, 2020
I’ve seen him play quite a bit as IFK Norrköping is my favourite team in Sweden. Was one of if not the best player in the Swedish league during the second spell of last season. Don’t know if he’s good enough for a team like West Ham but I definitely think he deserves a chance
— Karl Broqvist 🇸🇪 (@broqvist_karl) May 19, 2020
Haksabonovic generally plays as a left-winger, and with the likes of Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals in the squad, the Montenegrin would be well down the pecking order on his return to England.
At 20 years of age, he is certainly still one for the future, though, and his record in Sweden is pretty decent, having scored nine goals and laid on eight assists in 36 appearances for Norrkoping.