West Ham & Leeds Set for Transfer Battle Over Swedish Youth Prospect Amel Mujanic

West Ham United and Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing 17-year-old Malmo midfielder Amel Mujanic.

Mujanic has impressed during his time in the Malmo youth system, earning himself a call up to the Sweden squad for the Under-17 European Championship last summer.

Amel Mujanic,Renato Simic

However, despite often training with the first team, the teenager is yet to make a senior appearance for his club side, and his future is in doubt because an apprenticeship has still not been offered by the 20-time Swedish champions.

News of West Ham and Leeds' interest in Mujanic comes from Swedish publication Aftonbladet, who carry quotes from his agent, and former Bolton striker Ivan Klasnic, suggesting that he will look elsewhere if he's not afforded an opportunity in the first team.

Amel thrives in Malmo and wants to fight for a place in the first team,” Klasnic said. “But if he does not get a chance in Malmo, we have to find another solution.”

“There is interest from England and from other countries too. I have tried to contact the sports manager, Mr Andersson, but he does not answer either on the phone or on my SMS.

“It is very frustrating. I don’t know how they think about Amel.”

The teenager's agent also confirmed that a number of clubs around Europe are interested in the young prospect, but only mentioned the​ Hammers and Leeds by name.

Pontus Jansson,Ezgjan Alioski,Luke Ayling,Patrick Bamford

Should Mujanic choose Marcelo Bielsa's men, he would join fellow Swede Pontus Jansson at Elland Road, who has cemented cult status at the club since arriving in Yorkshire.

Source : 90min