Transfers

Nikola Vlasic seals West Ham exit just 12 months on from arrival

The Croatian’s difficult spell in east London is set to come to an imminent close


Premier League outfit West Ham United have, on Tuesday, agreed to sanction the departure of attacker Nikola Vlasic.

Croatian international Vlasic, of course, secured a return to the Premier League last summer.

On the back of Jesse Lingard’s decision to stay put at Manchester United, David Moyes and co. set their sights firmly on the former Everton man, giving rise to a big-money deal worth a sum in excess of €30 million.

To say that Vlasic’s debut season at the London Stadium did not go according to plan, though, would be something of an understatement.

En route to appearances in half of the Irons’ league fixtures, Vlasic was afforded a paltry six starts, notching a solitary goal in the process.

After securing attacking reinforcements in the form of both Maxwel Cornet and Gianluca Scamacca, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of Vlasic being moved on.

As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the 24-year-old is primed to take his talents to Serie A, with Torino.

This comes after an agreement was struck over the terms of a loan deal for the 2022/23 campaign.

Torino are set to pay €2.5 million of Vlasic’s annual salary, also boasting an option to make the Croatian international’s signing permanent next summer, for a fee of €15 million.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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