West Ham has announced the signing of Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow until 2026 with an option of an additional year. Reports suggest that the fee is in the region of 30m Euros along with a further 9m Euros in addons. West Ham boss David Moyes was forced to explore other options after Manchester United wanted to keep hold of Jesse Lingard this season. Lingard was extremely influential while on loan at West Ham last season, helping the club to achieve European football. His performances helped him be named in the 30-man provisional squad for Euro 2020 but did not make the final cut.

“I am delighted to welcome Nikola to West Ham United. I have been watching Nikola improve over recent seasons – he has got a good goals and assists record during that time.” West Ham boss David Moyes said after completing the signing of Nikola Vlasic. “He is also a Croatia international with experience and still being only 23, I feel there is more to come from him. I was really impressed with how determined Nikola was to become a West Ham player. It’s that hunger and ambition that fits with what we are trying to build here at the club.”

The 23-year-old joined Everton on Deadline Day in the summer of 2017 for a fee of around £8m from Hadjuk Split but only managed 19 appearances during his spell with the club. He impressed under Ronald Koeman but struggled for game time under Sam Allardyce.

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