West Ham sold Croatia international Nikola Vlasic to Torino in the summer transfer window.

Nikola Vlasic joined West Ham from CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2021, but he struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium.

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The 25-year-old was sent out on a season-long loan to Torino in the summer of 2022.

Croatia v Latvia: Group D - UEFA EURO 2024 European Qualifiers
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And Vlasic then joined Torino from the Hammers on a permanent deal this summer for around £8 million (6 foot 2).

When he left the club, the Croatian’s agent absolutely slaughtered West Ham for the way in which the club handled his client.

It seems like the Hammers got it 100 per cent spot on by selling him in the summer…

West Ham made the right decision to sell Nikola Vlasic for a huge loss after Croatia snub

Croatia beat Latvia 5-0 last night, and Vlasic was given just 30 minutes action. He received a 6.5 match rating from FotMob – the third worst rating out of all the Croatian players.

In my mind, it was clear to see that the 25-year-old quite simply wasn’t cut out for the Premier League.

West Ham made the right decision to sell Nikola Vlasic for a huge loss after Croatia snub
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It was a bizarre signing by Moyes in the first place, but at least he rectified that error quickly.

Vlasic may well be suited to playing in Serie A but he just wasn’t robust enough for English football.

The 25-year-old is not a terrible player, West Ham was was just a real bad fit for him.

Nikola Vlasic getting snubbed by the Croatia manager for a place in the starting XI last night, and then stinking out the place was further evidence that Moyes got it spot on by selling him.


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