Hammers land Croatian star Vlašić

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West Ham United have completed the signing of Croatia international frontman, Nikola Vlašić from Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow.

The 23-year-old has penned a five-year deal with the East Londoners and has featured 26 times for Croatia, including during the recent UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.

Nikola Vlašić (left) in action for Croatia against England at Wembley Stadium in 2018 (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

The player appeared more than 250 times for CSKA having originally started with Hajduk Split. Hammers boss, David Moyes was delighted to add further quality to his squad: “I have been watching Nikola improve over recent seasons – he has got a good goals and assists record during that time,” the Scotsman enthused. 

“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.”

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