In 2017, West Ham United signed Sead Hakšabanović from Halmstads BK.
The footballer was just 18 years of age at the time of his transfer. This season he spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Malaga, but wasn’t able to get enough minutes to aid his development.
In January he moved to IFK Norrköping, on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season.
West Ham’s scouts continue to look at young talents in Sweden, and Aftonbladet says they’ve found a new target. Midfielder Amel Mujanic is being ‘hunted’ by English clubs including the Hammers, and his agent is looking at options.
Currently with Malmo, the 17 year old is yet to be offered a contract for the next stage of his career and it’s causing some frustration with those who represent him.
Ivan Klasnic, himself a former footballer, is quoted by the Swedish newspaper as saying: “Amel thrives in Malmo and wants to fight for a place in the first team. But if he does not get a chance in Malmo, we have to find another solution, says his agent, Croatian old great player Ivan Klasnic.
“There is interest from England and from other countries too. I have tried to contact the sports manager, Mr Andersson, but he does not answer either on the phone or on my SMS. It is very frustrating. I don’t know how they think about Amel.”
This could be a play to pressure Malmo, and West Ham’s chances could depend on what steps the Swedish club take.
Leeds United are also said to be interest.