Video: The skills of new signing Haksabanovic


The Hammers have to day signed a young Swede whoΒ is believed to be on his way to the very top.

SeadΒ Haksabanovic, 18. is understood to have arrived at the Hammers for a fee of around Β£3 million despite it formally be described as “undisclosed.”

He looks to be a very attacking midfielder but whether he will be given his chance by Slaven Bilic to make any sort of immediate impact remains to be seen.

In this video – although of course they can some times be misleading in picking out a player’s best moments – he certainly looks to have a fair bit about him.

We look forward to seeing him replicate this at the London Stadium!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    If he can do that in the prem they have bought well , talented and loads of confidence πŸ‘

  • Roytheboy says:

    Looks like a decent player. Bolton fans must be rubbing their hands.

  • Hammerkip says:

    A signing for the future just what we need now ..ffs

  • mooro66uk says:

    very blinkered attitude

    • John says:

      Staggering isn’t it Mooro. I despair at some of the comments I’m reading. Basically because we are, quite rightly, still looking to strengthen the first team and the first team squad we shouldn’t move for a promising 18 year old for Β£3M. The signing of this lad makes no difference whatsoever to our first team recruitment. He will have exactly the same chance now as Quina Oxford Burke Rice and all the rest. If they’re good enough they’re in the mix.

  • bubs says:

    If Slav wants to stay and we as fans want the club to grow we won’t do it trying to out by the also runs then our young talent is the way forward
    He looks mature for a 18 year old and why not play him now ?
    In fact the whole team he is playing with in the video look like they play our way on the ground and fast
    Snodgrass and Ayew can not fit into that style
    The new boy and Quina and Martinez can
    With our other new signings it’s time to sell Sak Ginge AC and Konte
    Rice looks our only chance at the back along side Oggy because Reid is injury prone and the others to slow
    Noble is finished to slow also
    Clear the decks and build a team for the future now
    If we don’t we will finish 10 or below for seasons to come
    We could be the team to watch for years to come but only if we start now new ground new team built on youth the West Ham way
    But it won’t happen
    Come on Slav give youth a chance

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    I wonder what this means for Samulesen.
    Is Quina now going to PSG. He seems to have disappeared.

  • bubs says:

    It amazes me every year why we are in the mix to buy new young talent but don’t bite the bullet
    Next season we are back again trying to buy the same player for treble the money,
    It’s not all money or why turn down a great talent and double your money offer that’s good enough for Leicester but not us,
    We can carry on playing players like Noble and Nolan,get ourselves in deep trouble and buy bad players in December and get stuck with them Snodgrass and Konte
    In our dreams we are not the Chelski – Man City of the world
    2 years ago I read how Lanzini was to small not good enough and hoe the likes of Chelski we’re going to destroy him
    Ha Ha
    If they are good enough play them
    Yes next season Oxford,Burke and Cullen should be given their chance
    This year Samulsun Quina Martinez Rice Should join Fernandez into the team
    No more old has beens at stupid prices

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    You got the answer to that a few weeks back bubs when gold I think it was said we are buying for today and hopefully some of the youth come through and force the clubs hand .
    Samuelson went off the boil if according to Peterborough and he came back ? Quina was hovering on the bench a few times but then vanished? Martinez has a chance but only if he gets the right service ? Holland and rice are involved bed at the moment , will they get their chance over the clubs ambitions to progress and bilic survival in today’s environment ?
    Ferguson and the giggs , but, schools ,era was one game away from a sacking but it clicked,
    I can’t see that happening again personally , Everton are having a go but they have bought for today and still going so it would seem they were forced into it maybe ? Not many will get there chance this year except maybe cups and Europe ! Its the nature of the beast , this new kid looks exciting and it will be interesting to see if he gets a little taste like quina did and Fernandez is a young bod who is being featured a lot , this kid is about the same age and could take his place maybe, he’s very advanced for his age it seems ! We will see and there’s also more to come in hopefully, another defensive midfielder would be nice this week with fegouli now hopefully gone and also someone to craft with lanzini , Snodgrass next and I wouldn’t miss ayew neither , not much difference in the skill factor between ayew and snods but ayew scores goals , thats the difference and a center half please Davids πŸ˜‰

  • Radai Lama says:

    Worth a punt for 3 mill,if he doesnt work out its 3 mill lost which is jack.
    I aint getting involved in the play the youth arguement.Read it all before about the kids when Hippo Head was manager.Well where are all the kids from his era now who were good enough for for the Prem according to the armchair managers,most are playing in League One ,Two & lower because they wasnt good enough 😁

    • sleepswithdafishes says:

      I agree with that Rads about youth players who are not good enough, but did you hear anything about Quina? I wonder if he went to PSG.

      • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

        Ffs Hugh put fishes out of his misery , he’s having sleepless nights about the frogs and quina πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

      Money is the boss rads πŸ’° be double lucky to get 2 out of the current bunch, as with 32 I think this kid is a bit different , but will they try and change him as they do , maybe they,all make his mentor group captain moonwalked πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I prefer the ballers video of him to this one, then you hear his team mates views which seem to suggest he is very humble and works hard, I hope he finds his feet with us welcome to the club Sead !!

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