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West Ham should have kept Sead Haksabanovic around the first-team

West Ham should have kept Sead Haksabanovic around the first-team

West Ham have continued their summer spending right until the very end of the transfer window, leaving them in a great position to beat their 13th place finish from last season. 

A number of top level players have arrived at the London Stadium as well as Premier League-winning boss Manuel Pellegrini. 

The board have shown their true ambition for the squad with arrivals but there is potential for the club to regret letting Sead Haksabanovic leave. 

The Swedish-born playmaker featured in a few games for the first team last season, impressing with a number of neat touches and off the ball movement. 

However now after a year with the club, it’s reported that Haksabanovic wanted more involvement, so moved out on loan. 

This could be a bad move for West Ham considering their need for someone to play in the attacking midfielder role, which Manuel Lanzini normally fulfils.

After being one of the most surprising stars during West Ham’s pre-season, it was a shame to see another youth prodigy being shipped out on-loan instead of being tested in the first team. 

The 18-year-old has shown glimpses of magic and even if he wasn’t going to start in the first team, the option of Haksabanovic off the bench could have been a good one for West Ham, which offers variety and presents the opposition with a new challenge. 

Considering Manuel Lanzini is injured and ruled out of action until next year, Haksabanovic could have provided cover in the Argentinian’s absence. Of course, his talent may not yet be up to Lanzini’s standard but the only way to get better is through practice, which Haksabanovic will now have to wait at least another year for. 

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