West Ham have completed the signing of teenage Montenegro international Sead Haksabanovic, the youngster becomes West Ham’s fifth close-season signing after joining from Halmstads BK for a reported £2.7m.
The 18-year-Montenegro midfielder has signed a five-year contract at London Stadium subsequent to joining for an undisclosed fee, reported to be in the region of £2.7million.
Haksabanovic becomes the second-most youngest player to show up in the historical backdrop of the Allsvenskan when he turned out for Halmstads in April 2015 and made a full global bow in May this year, having represented Sweden at Under-17 and Under-19 level.
Welcome to West Ham United, Sead Hakšabanović! ⚒ pic.twitter.com/hYSkUZIatX
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 7, 2017
“I’m really happy to be here – it’s a dream come true,” said Haksabanovic, who becomes the third former Halmstads player to join the Hammers after Sweden stars Niclas Alexandersson and Fredrik Ljungberg.
“West Ham is a big club and it is a nice feeling to have signed. The move happened quite fast – we heard that they wanted me, so I was interested to hear the plan for me and when I did I was very pleased.
“I am an attacking player, I like to dribble and shoot, but I work hard for the team. I am really looking forward to getting started, I have watched quite a few West Ham games in the Premier League and I can see that they have some great players and great fans.
“Now I just want to get used to being with the team and then hopefully play some games at some point next season.”
Haksabanovic is West Ham’s fifth close-season signing, Slaven Bilic having already bolstered his squad with Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
The Hammers start their Premier League campaign away at Manchester United on Sunday.