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Vlasic joins Torino leaving Hammers squad two down!

West Ham have confirmed that Nikola Vlašić has joined Torino on loan as we reported was very likely to be the case yesterday (Wed).

It means that so far this summer the Hammers have seen seven outfield players leave and five arrive so in terms of squad size we are two down on where we were last term.

Vlasic was preceded by Alex Kral, Issa Diop Arthur Masuaku, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredricks and the retired Mark Noble.

Vlasic was a £27 million arrival at a time when most were expecting the manager to be successful in bringing back Jesse Lingard who finally chose to join Nottingham Forest,

Now Vlasic – like Felipe Anderson before him – will be remembered with regret by the fans after a pretty sizeable transfer fee was paid by the club

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The 24-year-old heads to the Italian Serie A side on an initial season-long loan deal, with the option to make the move permanent next summer.

The Croatia international  linked up with the Hammers in summer 2021 from CSKA Moscow and has since made 31 appearances, scoring once in the 4-1 Premier League win at Watford in December last year.

Vlašić will be hoping to help Torino improve on their tenth place finish from last term under head coach and fellow Croatian Ivan Jurić.

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10 comments on “Vlasic joins Torino leaving Hammers squad two down!

  1. So quick to pack em off, opposite to getting some in?

  2. Even if you dont include a couple of younguns who were not given a chance we have shipped out 9 players. I am not having it that Areola is a signing when we has been with us the whole time. So we finished last season woefully short of players and are now a further 5 down. Not sure where your praise for Newman is coming from. We are in serious trouble, sleepwalking into a season where we know that to fail means to wave goodbye to Declan.
    We are struggling to produce a quality first eleven at the moment… never mind a squad capable of competing in multiple competitions.
    My blood is starting to boil watching us miss out on targets… all summer it has taken to arrive here. Wtf are they doing?

    • Fully agree. Newman is a disgrace. January window – nothing. This window – the usual summer shambles at West Ham. And Moyes is no great discerner of talent. That’s a fantasy. Vlasic? Krall? Trust me, we will be in a relegation battle this season. We’ll survive, but we’re talking 14 or 15th in my opinion. And Newman must go.

      And I’m really fed up with the ridiculously low-ball offers, just so the board can wring their hands and say “we tried so hard”.

  3. Seasons greetings one and all.
    Being a glass half full sort of person I do not see the squad being two players lighter ( numerically yes), however with young Coventry and Ashby currently being in and around the senior team it balance’s up squad some what, obviously they lack PL experience but when we consider how little the departing players contributed in actual minutes played we’re relatively in the same position as previously.
    Notwithstanding, all further additions will now begin to improve the quality of the squad, especially if we manage to attract strong willed, highly skilled players.
    The next few weeks of the transfer window will be interesting for sure.
    I expect this to be a transitional season whereby we start slowly and steadily improve after the World Cup. Top ten is my forecast come season end.

  4. So after months of knowing that we had an ageing and paper thin squad we start the season with a squad that is even thinner. How is it that WHU can allegedly spend months discussing a possible acquisition only for other clubs to come in at the last minute and complete a deal within days? Is that 3 times just in this transfer window alone? Now we appear to have the usual last minute scrambles and unlikely bids. It has all the appearance of a shambles – Yet again..

  5. And this is what it looks like going into the new campaign……. a squad wofully short on numbers again that Moyes is going to run into the ground. Martinez has already spoke of how good Onana’s potential is, yet “Dithering Dave ” had inside information on the players personality, please give it a rest , how many excuses does Moyes need not to sign a player,
    Hopefully this will be Moyes last transfer window coz he is well passed his sell by date, he is in danger of taking us back to wer we wer 3 seasons ago. Thanks Ditherer but your time is served….. pls go now !!!!!!

  6. It’s a shame moysie didn’t play him in his preferred position where he used to score plenty of goals. Good luck to the lad. Coyi

  7. So in total 9 players out, and 5 players in

  8. And meanwhile…Everton are on the verge of signing a 4th player in a week.

  9. I tend to agree DJHammer assessment. There has been plenty of moans about not using our young players from Academy/under 23s so now is the time as at least two look ready to step up.
    As for the shouting to get rid of Moyes, I can only think the current hot weather is affecting people!

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