Irons pay big time …what a waste of money!

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CandH Exclusive by By Hugh Southon

West Ham are set to lose £13 million when Nikola Vlasic is sold to Torino at the end of the season.

Manager David Moyes bought the attacking midfielder from CSKA Moscow for £26 million but ClaretandHugh  has learned the player will be allowed to leave for Torino for £13 million

It looks a serious bargain for the Italian outfit where so far Vlasic has scored three goals during his loan spell with the club.

Vlasic’s form has been boosted since he was used more as an ‘in the hole’ player rather than the wing role in which Moyes used him at the Hammers.

As such he managed just one goal in over 20 appearances many of which were as a substitute although some believed he wasn’t a Premier League player and would find the slower pace of Italian football more suitable.

There is no way back for the player now with the Hammers having agreed a price with Torino .


About Hugh5outhon1895

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

5 comments on “Irons pay big time …what a waste of money!

  1. Its Haller 2.0,thats a lot of money to waste on players that are quality but cant perform for us.It seems to me that too many of them cant thrive under DMs style,so he needs to choose more wisely or change his system.

    • I don’t understand why we buy players that dont suit Moyes system… Scamacca being the latest , he is Haller mk2 imo. A strong talented striker but not mobile enough for moyes system. Haller started well enough but eventually he got frustrated because he wasnt getting the service. Scamacca it feels is going the same way. Broja seemed a much better fit. We need an Antonio or dare i say it an Arnautovic mk2. Someone who is strong fast and is able to link play. As for Paqueta is he really the type of player that would thrive under Moyes and his system? … his stats are worse than Benrahma’s, the difference is his stats were achieved in the premier league.. our best team looks like the team we were putting out last year … early days i know but give it a few weeks and it will be a third of the season gone with moyes still not having a clue who his best team is or system.

      • I don’t think Moyes knows how to play Paqueta, he plays deeper for Brazil and carries the ball – when I see Paqueta I keep thinking of Felipe Anderson! 😳

        As for Vlasic, he was not given a chance. On the rare occasions we saw him play he looked alright. He needed more games and a decent chance – Moyes is very rigid in his thinking and his handling of substitutes is poor.

  2. Moyes’s fault 100%.

  3. And the common thread here/weakest link is…come on GSBK time to make a decision.

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