West Ham fans react as Sead Haksabanovic could have key role to play this season

According to reliable club insider @ExWHUemployee on Twitter, West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini could be ready to put his faith in Sead Haksabanovic this season, and Irons fans have been quick to react to the news.

The east London outfit have lost Manuel Lanzini for the long-term after he picked up an injury while on international duty with Argentina prior to the World Cup, and they are yet to sign a like-for-like replacement for the 25-year-old despite strengthening in other areas.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Haksabanovic has impressed for the Hammers during pre-season, and it seems as though his boss has been impressed with what he has seen from the teenager and could be ready to give him an important first-team role covering Lanzini during the 2018/19 campaign.

West Ham supporters, 71% of whom polled by us want their club to sign a former Arsenal midfielder to replace Cheikhou Kouyate, took to social media to deliver their verdict on the potential decision, and while one said “in my eyes he is very Championship”, another said “he has unbelievable talent”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…