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West Ham: Nikola Vlasic not in David Moyes’ plans

West Ham: Nikola Vlasic not in David Moyes’ plans -West Ham News

West Ham United midfielder Nikola Vlasic, who is currently on loan at Torino, is not in David Moyes’ long-term plans at the club, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

The Lowdown: Vlasic’s West Ham career

The Croatian represented a relatively large outlay when he arrived at the London Stadium in August 2021, costing the Premier League club an initial £25.7m, with £7.7m in add-ons.

However, the 25-year-old has failed to live up to his price tag thus far, so much so that he was loaned out to Torino in the summer, and his West Ham career could soon be set to come to an end.

The Latest: Sheth’s comments on Vlasic

When fielded a question about whether Vlasic is set to leave the Irons for good in next summer’s transfer window, Sheth gave an ominous reply.

The journalist told GIVEMESPORT“The deal that he’s got on loan at Torino comes with an option to buy.

“Depending on how the rest of the season goes, the number of appearances he makes and how much Torino like him will dictate whether they will take up that option.

“But it seems pretty obvious that he’s not in David Moyes’ long-term plans.”

The Verdict: Hasn’t worked out

Despite being lauded by Moyes for his ‘first-class‘ attitude in his early stages at West Ham, the £69k-per-week Vlasic has so far failed to deliver in claret and blue, scoring just once and not registering a single assist in 19 Premier League appearances last term.

Having failed to adapt to English football, the Croatian moved on loan to Torino, where he has fared much better, with six goal contributions in 15 Serie A outings so far.

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This form may give Moyes hope that Il Toro are interested in making the deal permanent, with West Ham then able to recoup some of their losses on the signing of Vlasic.

That would appear to be the best scenario for all parties, given his decent form in the Serie A and his struggles with the Irons.

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