Nikola Vlasic reportedly could make a shock early return to West Ham United from his loan spell with Torino.

That’s according to a report from Libero (print edition January 25th, page 30) who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes wants the 25-year-old attacking midfielder back at the London Stadium.

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It was recently suggested that Torino are desperate to sign Vlasic permanently, and they have an option to buy him for just £13 million.

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However funds are tight at the Turin club, and they might not be able to afford that kind of fee.

And the Hammers allegedly could take advantage of that…

West Ham could recall Nikola Vlasic

It’s easy to see why Moyes might want to bring the Croatia international back to the London Stadium.

He’s been exceptional for Torino during his loan spell with the Italian side.

He has bagged four goals and three assists in 21 games for the Turin club (Transfermarkt).

On top of that, the former CSKA Moscow man created SEVEN chances for Torino against Salernitana on Sunday – more than anyone else has managed in Serie A this season.

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Torino president Urbano Cairo recently raved about the 25-year-old:

Vlasic is a very strong player. He has great quality and intelligence. Spectacular.

Nikola Vlasic joined the West Ham in the summer of 2021, but struggled to establish himself at the London Stadum, with David Moyes playing him out of position.

It seems as though the Scot has seen the errors of his ways though.

And an unexpected return to East London could now be on the cards for the 25-year-old.

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