West Ham have held talks with CSKA Moscow regarding a potential offer to sign Nikola Vlasic according to J Montanelli.
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The Hammers allegedly proposed a potential season-long loan deal with an option to buy the 23-year-old for around £28 million next summer.
David Moyes clearly is prioritising bringing Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium.
If the Scot fails with that, however, Vlasic would be a very good alternative.
In fact, it could be argued that the 26-capped Croatia international would actually be a better option for the Hammers.
West Ham make Vlasic offer
Football journalist J Montanelli has suggested that talks between West Ham and CSKA took place yesterday afternoon:
We think that signing Vlasic on loan with an option to buy next summer for £28 million could be a real masterstroke from West Ham.
The Croatian player-maker is an incredibly exciting talent. And he has the ability to become world-class.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form in Russia scoring 12 and 13 goals respectively in his last two seasons with CSKA (Transfermarkt).
He is technically gifted and has an engine that will undoubtedly prove to be attractive to Moyes.
Vlasic really would provide Moyes with great strength in depth in the attacking midfield department.
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If the Hammers fail to sign Lingard, let’s hope that we get Vlasic to sign on the dotted line with minimal fuss.