Torino are allegedly closing in on a deal to sign West Ham United play-maker Nikola Vlasic on loan this summer.
That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that Vlasic is ‘about to leave’ the Hammers in order to join Torino on loan.
Vlasic joined the Hammers from CSKA Moscow last summer for around £33 million (Evening Standard).
The 24-year-old has really struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium but in all fairness to him, he hasn’t really been given much of a chance to prove himself in the Claret and Blue.
The 39-capped Croatia international was given just 1637 minutes spread over 36 appearances last term (Transfermarkt). That works out at an average of just 45 minutes per game.
Vlasic clearly hasn’t impressed David Moyes so far on the pitch. And the Scot appears to have made his mind up on the former CSKA Moscow play-maker…
Nikola Vlasic set for West Ham exit
Tuttomercatoweb reckon that the Croatian is close to joining Torino on a season-long loan.
Moyes clearly isn’t a fan of the 24-year-old, so a loan move away from the London Stadium for the 2022/23 season seems to be the ideal solution.
That way he can get some regular action in Italy and perhaps prove what he’s truly capable of.
Club insider ExWHUemployee claims that Vlasic is on around £70k-a-week at the London Stadium. As things stand, he hasn’t been worth the money that we paid for him, that’s for sure.
And it remains to be seen whether his exit will coincide with Torino paying the entirety of those wages.
A Nikola Vlasic exit from West Ham seems almost inevitable. And if he does leave to join Torino on loan, we wish him all the best.