West Ham United midfielder Nikola Vlasic is reportedly determined to secure a move to Torino during the summer transfer window, writes the HammersNews. The 25-year-old Croatian international is said to be keen on leaving West Ham at any cost, according to Italian media outlet Tuttosport.
Torino recently made a bid for Vlasic, but it was rejected by West Ham as it fell short of the club’s valuation by approximately £3.4 million. Hammers owner David Sullivan has stood firm on the asking price, indicating that if Torino fails to meet the financial demands, West Ham manager David Moyes will have the opportunity to reintegrate Vlasic into the squad.
Tuttosport suggests that Vlasic is actively attempting to push West Ham into selling him to Torino on a permanent basis this summer, even if it means accepting a reduced transfer fee.
Moyes brought Vlasic to the London Stadium from CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2021 for a reported fee of around £26 million. However, the midfielder struggled to establish himself at West Ham and subsequently joined Torino on loan last season.
During his loan spell in Turin, Vlasic made a significant impact, largely due to being deployed in his preferred role as a number 10. His impressive performances highlighted the potential that the former CSKA Moscow player possesses, leaving it unfortunate that things didn’t work out as hoped for him in East London.
Vlasic’s desire to depart West Ham for Torino indicates his eagerness to continue his development and excel at a club where he feels more suited. As the transfer window progresses, it remains to be seen whether Torino will meet West Ham’s valuation or if Vlasic will remain at the London Stadium under Moyes’ guidance.