By Mike Southey

9th Jun, 2022 | 6:00pm

West Ham United open agent talks to seal Nikola Vlasic exit this summer

West Ham United have opened talks with the agents of Nikola Vlasic to seal a summer exit, according to Claret and Hugh on Thursday afternoon [09 June].

The online source have reported on their website that David Moyes has not been left impressed with the Croatian since paying £27million and an exit is now likely.

A loan move has been suggested with a potential option to buy included, with the Hammers believing they will have more success of sending him out into Europe.

Vlasic is said to want to stay in the Premier League and prove himself, but it may be hard to justify that given his struggles at the London Stadium, and years ago with Everton.

As expected, West Ham will struggle to get back anything close to the £27million paid to CSKA Moscow to bring him to London back in 2021.

Chances of a permanent exit have been described as “extremely difficult” given that Vlasic also has a long-term contract with the club until 2026.

Shocker.

This is one of those transfers that everyone clearly needs to move on from.

Vlasic, Moyes and the board will all know that this hasn’t worked out, although it has only been one season – something that doesn’t appear to have worked in his favour.

Daniel Kretinsky alongside GSB looks to have made money available this summer, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have to move players on either and bring in some more cash.

Scoring one goal in 19 Premier League appearances is not good enough, and the Croatian international will have to be much better if we can’t find a home for him in the next two months.

Moyes doesn’t have much depth to play with as it is, and letting this exit go through before bringing anyone in could be a real risk, and we are already thinking about Sebastien Haller all over again.

This is certainly one to watch.

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