Hammers land young Montenegrin star
It was announced by the club late-last night that we have completed the signing of Sead Haksabanovic from Swedish outfit Halmstads BK. The attacking-midfielder is already a full-international for his native country of Montenegro at the tender age of 18 and is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in Europe. The deal was confirmed to be in the region of £3 million and with a contract-length of five years. The starlet also appeared on Social Media having his intro video completed for Sky Sports which would suggest that he is going to feature in the first-team for the upcoming season. The Sweden-born youngster had this to say about his arrival in East London: “I’m really happy to be here-it’s like a dream come true and I am really looking forward to getting started”. So, will the young-star follow in the footsteps of fellow former Halmstads man Freddie Ljungberg and become a Premier League Great?
Burke and Cullen make Bolton Bows
Our Academy duo of Reece Burke and Josh Cullen have made their debuts on-loan at EFL Championship side Bolton Wanderers on Sunday against Leeds United at The Macron Stadium. The bright young midfielder Cullen, who helped Bradford City to almost joining Bolton in the Second-Flight last season, was picked to start the game by manager Phil Parkinson with Reece Burke being handed his debut as a 53rd-minute substitute. However, the game did not go accordingly for the hosts as they lost 2-3 to The Peacocks to start their 2017/2018 season with a defeat. Next up for Burke and Cullen and the rest of The Trotters’ squad is a trip to The Alexandra Stadium to face Crewe in Carabao Cup, before facing Millwall at The Den on Saturday. Meanwhile, in Germany, fellow loanee Reece Oxford missed Borussia Monchengladbach’s final friendly of pre-season against Leicester City with an injury.
Transfer gossip: Hammers battle to keep vital duo
It has been rumoured in the last few days by The Express that our Argentina international midfielder Manuel Lanzini is high on Liverpool’s wish-list should Brazilian Philippe Coutinho depart Anfield this summer. The number 10 impressed in the absence of Dimitri Payet last-season, on his way to winning The Player’s Player of the Season award and earning a first Senior Argentina call-up. However, interest from Jurgen Klopp’s men could be set to sway the key attacking player, as the terms of a new-Hammers-deal are yet to be finalised. So, will Lanzini still be wearing Claret & Blue by the time the Transfer Window ends?
It has been reported this week by various North-East based Media Outlets that Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is ready to swoop for our Spanish keeper Adrian San-Miguel. The former Real Betis man is understood to have become unsettled by the recent arrival of England No1 Joe Hart and is considering a move away from The London Stadium. So, will we be able to hold onto our Cult Hero and stop him from departing for our newly-promoted Premier League rivals?