Vlasic remains in Russia
CSKA Moscow have announced the signing of Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic, after he spent a season on loan with the Russian giants.
Vlasic signed for Everton back in August 2017 from Hajduk Split, after the Toffees played them in the Europa League.
The Croatian impressed at Split, but was unable to replicate that form at Everton for a number of reasons.
Not only was he on the fringes of the first team, he joined at a time where Everton were in a troubling period.
Having been signed by Ronald Koeman, Vlasic found time on the pitch hard to come by under Sam Allardyce, and decided to leave on loan when Marco Silva was appointed.
Vlasic joined CSKA and impressed both in the Russian Premier League and the Champions League.
The Croatian even scored against Real Madrid in CSKA’s 1-0 win back in late 2018.
Now, he’s set to rejoin the Russian side permanently.
Everton to net £14 million for Vlasic
As announced by CSKA’s official social media pages, the club have agreed a deal with Everton for Vlasic.
The Croatian will sign a five-year deal in Moscow and, according to the Liverpool Echo, he will cost £14 million.
Interestingly, they claim that Everton have also managed to insert a sell-on clause in the deal, which could be important later down the line.
At just 21-years-old, there’s still plenty of potential in Vlasic, and should he return to one of Europe’s top five leagues in a big money move, Everton could benefit significantly.
— PFC CSKA Moscow (@PFCCSKA_en) June 19, 2019