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Irons loanee back at Rush Green and preparing for England

On-loan Sead Haksabanovic looks set to remain at IFK Norrköping for the time being at least.

But with the Swedish season at an end he has returned to Rush Green where the management team will be taking a good look at him.

The attacking midfielder joined Swedish outfit IFK last winter and is fully expected to see his time out at the club.

Fotboll Direkt have reported on comments on comments made by  IFK manager Jens Gustafsson  who said the player would stay at the club declaring: “He will play for IFK, we have an agreement to prove it.”

And commenting on any plans he may have to sign him permanently he added: “Yes, I think you can say that.”

There have been reports in Sweden that the Hammers have been attending IFK games to see how the 20 year old has been progressing and that’s true.

Now, they are taking him back to Rush Green with the Swedish season at an end and we were told by a senior source on e mail: “He has done brilliantly in Sweden and we wan to have a good look at him particularly as he could be playing for Montenegro against England next week

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Haksabanovich is quoted as saying: “I’m more mature now than before I came here but still think I need a little more to be able to play in the Premier League.”

However, the Hammers may well have different ideas to IFK in terms of a permanent move after taking a special interest in him after he left for Malaga on loan.

With very little match action handed to him, director of football Mario Husillos brought the arrangement to an end and moved him on to his present club as the club still believe he has something to offer at first team level eventually.

He is contracted to the Hammers until 2022 and and enjoyed a decent frst season with IFK scoring six goals and supplying seven assists.

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