West Ham United have finally given in to agree another deal – this time for flop Nikola Vlasic at around £10m as Torino get their man.
With Declan Rice sold to Arsenal for £105m and Gianluca Scamacca set to join Atalanta for £27m including easily achievable add-ons, West Ham’s real world transfer budget is already at around £150m.
Last week Vlasic broke his silence to lambast West Ham for demanding too much money for him from Torino.
“I’m fed up with this dead-end situation. We all know, you first, that I’m not considered an important player here, I’m just one of many in the reserve group. This cannot be the solution. I’ve been telling you for two months that I want to play for Turin, that I no longer want to stay in West Ham under these conditions, on the sidelines, and also that my own family never wants to go back to live in England.”Vlasic speaking out against West Ham via Tuttosport last week
West Ham finally give in to agree another deal for flop Nikola Vlasic at around £10m as Torino get their man
The Croatian midfielder fared much better in Serie A under his compatriot Ivan Juric.
So much so West Ham were hoping to recoup a big chunk of their original outlay with a permanent deal to send Vlasic on his way.
But the Serie A side have driven a hard bargain.
More money added to West Ham’s growing transfer budget
And West Ham have finally given in to agree another deal for flop Vlasic at around £10m as Torino get their man.
Hammers News understands the deal has been agreed at around £8m plus £2m in easily achievable add-ons.
The player has already agreed personal terms on a four-year deal until 2027.
All in, the deal is worth around £3m less than the original option to buy included in Vlasic’s loan – which expired at the start of July.
Torino have taken advantage of the situation West Ham find themselves in with CSKA Moscow over the fees due for Vlasic to drive the price down.