West Ham United has announced that attacking midfielder Sead Hakšabanović has permanently left the club for Swedish outfit IFK Norrköping.
Hakšabanović made only two appearances for West Ham since joining them back in 2017 for €3m from Halmstads BK.
The 21-year-old has been at IFK on a loan deal and enjoyed a stellar second half of the 2019 Allsvenskan season, registering six goals and six assists in his final 12 games.
A statement from West Ham noted: "West Ham United can confirm that Sead Haksabanovic has joined Swedish club IFK Norrkoping on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
"The Montenegro international spent the 2019 Allsvenskan season on loan with Norrkoping, having returned to the country of his birth in January last year."
Though he was reportedly being courted by several clubs around the globe, Hakšabanović will continue at Norrköping despite having two years remaining on his West Ham deal.
Speaking to Norrköping’s official site about the move, the Montenegro international said: “This is where I feel comfortable and this is where I want to be. It’s nice that this day has finally arrived.”
The official terms of the deal were undisclosed with the player having spent the first half of the 2018-19 season at Málaga.
We can confirm that Sead Haksabanovic has joined Swedish club IFK Norrkoping on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.— West Ham United (@🏠) (@WestHam) June 12, 2020