By Joe Ellis

12th Aug, 2022 | 12:10pm

West Ham United to pay just 15% of Nikola Vlasic wages during Torino loan

West Ham United are only having to pay 15 per cent of Nikola Vlasic’s wages while he is on loan at Torino, according to Claret and Hugh.

The Croatian international left the London Stadium on 11 August for a season-long loan in Serie A just 12 months after he joined the Irons from CSKA Moscow for £22million.

But poor performances saw him left out of favour with David Moyes and he has now exited West Ham without his full transfer fee being paid to the Russian club due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Torino have taken on 85 per cent of his wages for the season which amounts to roughly £3million but no further loan fees are involved for the Italians.

They do have an option to buy the 24-year-old permanently next summer for a fee of £11million but they are not under any obligation to do that as can sometimes be the case.

Great deal

Given the inflation that comes with a Premier League contract, West Ham were never likely to have the entirety of Vlasic’s wages covered unless he went to Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain or another team of that ilk.

So to get such a large portion covered by a team middling in Serie A is quite the result for the Irons but you can’t help but think of the waste of money.

£22million has halved in just one year and, to be fair to the Croatian, he was not really given much of a chance to prove his ability with Moyes unwilling to change his side too much.

Said Benrahma spent the majority of the season on the left wing and even though he had a decent season, there were patches where he did not perform to the necessary level.

The boss missed a trick in not giving him more chances and now he has seen what could have been a smart purchase become a nightmare.