Hammers reveal Vlasic terms

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CandH Exclusive by Hughie Southon

West Ham are reluctant to send Nikola Vlasic to Torino on the terms wanted by the Serie A outfit.

The Hammers have been forced to accept that signing the attacking midfielder was a gross error at £27 million and  – as reported – are happy to let him leave.

Torino are keen to take the Croatian on a straight loan deal but the Hammers aren’t prepared to accept those terms.

The club would of course much prefer a permanent arrangement even accepting  it means taking a loss on the 24 year old despite him having been given little opportunity to show what he’s got after being used exceedingly sparingly during his year at the club.

The Hammers however, are ready to accept a loss on the £27 million but would also accept a loan deal with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.

Talks will continue but there will need to be a cash transaction somewhere down the line for it to happen.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

9 comments on “Hammers reveal Vlasic terms

  1. How is it that we are so poor with our transfers an and out for the majority.
    I can list a whole heap of players that we over paid for and sold for a dance. Haller & Vlasic are recent examples. Why do we seem to buy rubbish and then sell for a pittance. Why can we be like the RB teams buy low sell high?

    • agree with you in the main but the 2 players you named are definitely not rubbish. Haller is going to Dortmund to fill the gap left by Haaland! Vlasic is a good player and we’ve just wasted a year of his career. many others, though, have been dog food

  2. Agree with West Aussie but in recent times it’s down to Mr Moyes. To sign two players like Kral and Vlasic, particularly Vlasic as a high cost purchase, and just not even play them, is flawed surely? Vlasic at £27m rarely started and mostly a few minutes subbing. Shocking judgement. The reason we don’t buy low sell high is the lack of development through the ranks.

  3. Absolutely agree with hammerpete6 we’re really poor with moyes transfers especially kral played poorly in the international side and still got him on loan wasted plus even worse vlasic a dreadful player who plays for a very poor Russian side and international side and we pay 30mill plus and then moyes sees these two in training looking like poor buys as he has said his in charge not the board in transfers now. Aguerd looks good and I’m sure will be a big success. Maybe let moyes just do defenders only ?

  4. Absolute rubbish, Moyes isn’t to blame for this situation. Haller wasn’t suited to our league or our style of play, he’s a statue, doesn’t work in our pressing system. I’m convinced Vlasic wasn’t a Moyes player because he would have found a space for him. He treated him like he did Benramha who definatley wasn’t his purchase. I wish the anti-Moyes crowd would start chiming in our first signing of the season rather than revelling in every bit of negative they come across. Just out of curiosity – @hammerpete6 – who would be your suggestion for West Ham if we sacked Moyes?

    • Jakarta – inappropriate. I would not want to sack Moyes but I am not blind to his weaknesses. I have supported the Irons since 1962, I am entitled to an opinion and quite happily contribute financially to this forum for the privilege of airing it. I have praised Mr Moyes in many situations. Keep your personal attacks to yourself thanks.

      • It’s hardly a personal attack, it’s an observation and a question. If Moyes paid for Vlasic he would have made it work. Most of the critisicm against Moyes is that he treats the budget like it’s his money and is too frugal. The Kral deal was a punt, obviously the Czech lads put a word in for him and it didn’t pan out, it could have been the same for Coufal. Vlasic has Sullivan DNA all over it. A knee jerk signing probably pushed on the club by agents. As for the question, seriously, at this stage can we do better than Moyes and does he deserve a bit more respect and faith from the fans? It’s a fair question right? Oh and I don’t contribute to the site at this stage, I’ve only been posting on here a few weeks, but if that means Hugh gets my back in a discussion maybe I should start?

        • If you presented any of your argument with factual evidence fine. You don’t. As for the usual deflection to Sullivan rather than hold the manager responsible, in so doing you insult the manager and ignore the fact that the board has a new member and nobody has the control of which you speak. And yes, it was a personal attack which is why the words “stop it” appeared. We don’t do that here. We are not Twitter. Moyes chose Vlasic having found he couldn’t get who he wanted – namely Lingard. Your closing remark is noted!

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