By Pranav Shahaney

1st Dec, 2022 | 4:10pm

West Ham are reportedly locked in talks with Torino as they’re being convinced over a lower valuation for out-of-favour attacker Nikola Vlasic.

According to Torino Granata [1 December], the Serie A side are working hard to get the Hammers to budge as they aim to secure the permanent signing of the Croatia international.

Vlasic, however, faces a decisive day at the World Cup as his side are taking on Belgium with a spot in the next round still not guaranteed.

Sell him

Vlasic was such a pointless signing in the first place and we’re surprised how he’s still on the books at West Ham.

The Hammers should never have seen him as a replacement for Jesse Lingard but unfortunately, that’s precisely what they did.

He wasn’t signed for less money either and it’s one of the club’s biggest financial regrets in recent years, undoubtedly.

They must do whatever they can to get the most from Torino as that’s part of the deal and the Serie A side needs to live up to their end.

Hopefully, this saga is sorted sooner rather than later as it’s unnecessarily dragging on in the background.

They do need additional funds for signings in January and David Moyes knows that he’s got to turn things around quickly.

He is fighting for his job and relegation form is not acceptable after the high bar he’s set and this squad certainly should be doing better.