West Ham United have landed Nikola Vlasic from CSKA

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Moscow on a permanent deal that will cost the London side €30 million plus add-ons.

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow on a permanent deal.
The Croatian international featured heavily on the Hammers’ list of targets, and the Premier League side have
acquired the attacking midfielder for a fee of €30 million-plus add ons.

David Moyes wanted to sign an attacking midfielder on a priority basis in this window. Having chased Jesse Lingard all summer,
time was running out for the London club to bring in a suitable player. Nikola Vlasic had emerged on their radar a few weeks back,
and the Hammers have pursued the Croatian international since.

A move has now been confirmed by the Premier League side, who are set to pay CSKA Moscow €30 million in
transfer fees, and an additional €8 million in add-ons depending on how the player meets certain performance objectives, as
claimed by Fabrizio Romano. Vlasic has signed a five-year contract at the club including a one-year option until 2026.

The Croatian has evolved since moving to CSKA Moscow, scoring 25 goals in the last two seasons in Russia. He returns to the familiar territory of the Premier League
having played for Everton before. Vlasic had an underwhelming two-year period at the Toffees, playing sporadically.