Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have been left in awe of new signing Nikola Vlasic following his international outing for Croatia on Tuesday night.
Vlasic, who signed for the Irons on summer transfer deadline day, hasn’t yet featured under manager David Moyes due to the timing of his switch but could make his debut for the club this weekend.
The exciting 23-year-old put pen to paper on a five-year contract as West Ham paid an initial £26.8m, with an extra £7.7m in potential add-ons, to sign him from CSKA Moscow (BBC).
The Croatia international comes to east London with plenty of promise following his fantastic 2020/21 season in the Russian Premier League, where he averaged a four shots per game whilst bagging 11 goals and five assists (WhoScored).
After his outing for his nation against Slovenia on Tuesday evening, a match where he got on the scoresheet, had three attempts on goal and made three key passes (WhoScored), many West Ham fans have been raving about their “clever” new talent on Twitter, with one likening him to former Irons player Marko Arnautovic.
Check out some of their verdicts below.
West Ham fans rave over Vlasic
“Vlasic build and the way he runs at players reminds me of Marko Arnautovic.”
“Nikola Vlašić’s goal for Croatia highlights his intelligent final third movement that makes him very capable of operating as a false nine when required. He’s a creator, dribbler and drifts into goalscoring positions often. Such a smart signing for West Ham”
“Vlasic is so good”
“Vlasic looks a player. Finds space well and can spot a pass. Work rate is good and tracking back”
“He’s gonna ball out in the Europa League”
“Vlasic did well to hold his run last night because on his first run he was Ignored.
Vlasic had to improvise & then he got a good cross for his goal.
At West Ham I’m hoping his movement is noticed earlier, also the clever runs between defenders must be noticed.”
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