Nikola Vlašić left West Ham United and completed a permanent move to Torino in the last window. Back in August, the 26-year-old insisted that he only wanted to return to Serie A side despite receiving interest from other clubs.

The Hammers allowed the attacking midfielder to initially join the Turin club on a loan deal in 2022, a year after they signed him from CSKA Moscow.

According to, the Italian club invested €12.8m to convince West Ham to let go of the player, and that hasn’t paid off just yet.

Last season, he scored five goals and registered eight assists from 37 games, and the Croatia international has struggled to replicate the same form this season. He has failed to score a goal or register an assist from 10 games for the Turin club.

It’s claimed Torino manager Ivan Jurić believes a change of formation from 3-4-2-1 to 3-5-2 will help the former West Ham man regain his best form.

In his pre-match press conference for today’s clash against Sassuolo, Jurić admitted that he’s confident Vlašić will end his poor run.

“A splendid boy, we are convinced that he will improve,” he said.

He added that the player needs a slight position change so he’s running on to the ball more, rather than being too static.