Torino are reportedly trying very hard to sign West Ham United striker Nikola Vlasic in the summer transfer window.
It depends Gianluca Di Marzio who claims the 24-year-old could join Torino from the Hammers on loan this summer.
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Reports emerged in Italy last month that Vlasic is keen to leave West Ham this summer.
The 24-year-old joined West Ham from CSKA Moscow last summer for around £33million (Evening standard). There’s no way we’ll get anything like that for him now.
Vlasic simply didn’t do enough to have any impact on the Hammers last season. Although it must be said that he was always played out of position by David Moyes.
If we could transfer him to Turin on loan for a small fee, we would take him all day. Selling it would of course be preferable, but that seems unlikely as things stand…
Nikola Vlasic close to West Ham exit
Gianluca Di Marzio believes the Croatia International are closing in on an exit from the London stadium with Torino pushing hard to sign him.
Vlasic only got 1637 minutes spread over 36 appearances last season (transfer market). That equates to an average of just 45 minutes per game.
It has to be said that despite his lack of minutes, he simply hasn’t shown anything to make us think he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.
Moyes is clearly not a fan of the 24-year-old so a loan away from the London Stadium for the 2022/23 season seems like the perfect fit.
That way he can get some regular action in Italy and maybe prove what he’s really capable of.
He obviously has something in him.
Declan Rice recently suggested the 24-year-old is one of the three strongest players he has ever played with.
Unfortunately for him, he didn’t show it at the London stadium.
And we think West Ham moving Nikola Vlasic this summer is sort of a no-brainer.
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