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West Ham board sanction transfer for flop Nikola Vlasic and David Moyes is desperately hoping it happens claims insider

West Ham United’s board have sanction a transfer for flop Nikola Vlasic and David Moyes is desperately hoping it happens claims an insider.

When West Ham were unable to make Jesse Lingard’s move permanent last summer, David Moyes committed over £30 million to sign Vlasic instead.

And it is fair to say the move simply has not worked out.

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So much so Moyes tried again to bring Lingard back to West Ham in January to no avail.

Vlasic had failed to establish himself as a young player at Everton.

But West Ham gave him a second bite at the Premier League by signing him from CSKA Moscow.

Vlasic has barely had a look in, though, as he has failed to show anything of note when handed a chance in the West Ham team by Moyes.

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Given West Ham’s seriously shallow squad and marathon season of 55 games, Vlasic’s lack of action is damning. He was not even on the bench for West Ham’s last game of the season at Brighton.

It is perhaps unsurprising then that Moyes is ready to cut his losses on the Croatian.

In fact the West Ham boss and hierarchy are very keen indeed to get the playmaker off their books.

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So much so the West Ham board have sanctioned a transfer for flop Vlasic and Moyes is desperately hoping it happens claims an insider.

A West Ham insider speaking to Claret and Hugh claims that the Hammers have decided to try and sell Vlasic and will sanction a transfer if their valuation is met.

Failing that the club will release him on loan with an option for the club that takes the 24-year-old to make it permanent.

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“David Moyes appears to be ready to cut his losses on Nikola Vlasic and will try to recover whatever he can by offering the Hammer out permanently or on loan with an option to buy,” Claret and Hugh reports.

Claret and Hugh understand that the club have sanctioned his potential sale if their summer valuation is reached which will help them avoid further investment.”

It is no real surprise West Ham have sanctioned the transfer of Vlasic. Or that Moyes is keen to cut his losses with such a big rebuild on his hands this summer.

The only real surprise is that West Ham forked out such a sizeable fee for a player who had already flopped in the Premier League with Everton just a few years earlier.

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In fairness to Vlasic, there is a genuine argument that Moyes has been playing him out of position.

The player himself as always stated he is a number 10 rather than a wideman.

Whatever happens there is no way West Ham can go into next term with blind hope that the penny will suddenly drop for Vlasic.

If he is kept on then another quality playmaker is still needed regardless.

Raising some extra funds by selling the midfielder will help Moyes greatly.


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