NIKOLA VLASIC has joined Italian club Torino for £25.7m just a year after joining West Ham.
The 24-year-old Croatia forward has agreed a loan deal that includes an option to buy.
Serie A’s Torino can convert the temporary deal into permanent if they pay £15million next summer.
Vlasic leaves the London stadium after signing for over £25m from CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2021.
After joining Torino, Vlasic said: “I work hard. I always give 100 percent on the pitch. I can’t wait to get started.”
West Ham were reportedly due to pay the Russian club the second installment of the original transfer fee this month.
But that is being called into question by the sanctions against Russia after the invasion of Ukraine.
The 39-cap Croatia international underwent a medical today at Torino before being presented by the club.
He follows Issa Diop out the door in East London – the defender who joined Fulham in a £15million deal yesterday.
Vlasic has scored just one goal in 19 Premier League games for the Hammers.
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But the attacker was starved of starts by boss David Moyes and did so just six times in the league last season.
The Hammers are also said to have made an offer for Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Thilo Kehrer as they seek defensive reinforcements.
Nayef Aguerd joined from Rennes for £30million earlier in the summer but is currently out with an ankle injury.
And the 25-year-old German international Kehrer has emerged as a target.
Elsewhere, SunSport exclusively revealed yesterday that West Ham had turned down a season-long loan offer for Everton’s Michael Keane.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5982124/nikola-vlasic-transfer-torino-loan-west-ham/ West Ham flop Nikola Vlasic joins Torino after just ONE GOAL after a £25.7million move from CSKA Moscow to Torino