According to a report from Swedish outlet Fotbollskanalen, Rangers were one of the clubs to send a scout to watch Sead Haksabanovic in action last week, while Arsenal joined the Gers sending a representative to Friday’s game.
Haksabanovic is on West Ham United’s books. However, the 20-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Hammers.
Instead, he has spent a large portion of his spell out on loan. And he has been playing for Swedish side Norrkoping since January 2019.
He may be something of a forgotten man at the London Stadium. But he certainly appears to be attracting a lot of attention.
Fotbollskanalen recently reported that Rangers had sent scouts to watch the Montenegro international on Friday against Brondby. But Steven Gerrard was not the only manager to send a representative.
The report suggested that Arsenal, Manchester United and AC Milan also had eyes on the game. In total, 18 clubs had scouts in attendance.
TBR View – Haksabanovic proving West Ham wrong
It was not a result that Haksabanovic will have been too happy with. Brondby ran out 2-0 winners.
However, the youngster is certainly proving a point to West Ham while he is away.
The midfielder has scored six league goals and contributed seven assists in 29 games. He has started just 19 times for Norrkoping.
It may seem like something of a gamble to make a move for Haksabanovic. But you could understand why Rangers are interested, and why Arsenal may be amongst those also keeping an eye out.
However, his form may cause a potential problem for the Gers and his other reported admirers.
He is leaving West Ham with a decision to make. He is certainly staking a claim for an opportunity upon his return. So perhaps those clubs reportedly monitoring him may have to prepare themselves for disappointment.