West Ham fans want Vlasic instead of Lingard
Some West Ham United fans want the club to sign Nikola Vlasic instead of Jesse Lingard.
What’s the story?
According to the Telegraph, the Croatian is considered a backup target if the club fail to sign Jesse Lingard.
The Irons have been chasing the Manchester United attacker all summer long. According to the Express, the Red Devils have lowered their asking price for the England international.
Vlasic used to play for Everton but he only made 19 first-team appearances before leaving in 2019. He joined Russian giants CSKA Moscow for £14m.
The news comes amid West Ham’s proposed move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma. David Moyes’ team are optimistic they can close a deal for the Frenchman in the region of £25m, as reported by the Evening Standard.
West Ham need to decide quickly if it will be Vlasic or Lingard
West Ham need to decide quickly if they want to sign Lingard or Vlasic.
With less than a week left in the transfer window, there is little time left for the east Londoners. And with Zouma yet to join, the Irons face the prospect of being left empty-handed.
But, whatever happens, the club need to ensure they can get another attacker in this month.
While the likes of Michail Antonio, Pablo Fornals and Said Benraham are performing well, there are limited options on the bench.
One injury could derail West Ham’s campaign before it has even reached lift-off.
Remember Aston Villa from last season? Just one injury to Jack Grealish saw the club fail in their quest for Europe.
Vlasic is a capable alternative to Lingard but failing to make a swift choice could leave the Hammers with no one.
Here is how some West Ham fans reacted to the latest news…
So clear of Lingard— West ham United fan account (@WesthamUnitedf7) August 24, 2021
god please— Lucas, 🇭🇷🇭🇺⚒️ (@EllYouSeeAyeEss) August 24, 2021
Dying for this please— stampar 🌍 (@NStampar) August 24, 2021
Makes perfect sense ⚒👍— Andrew Bushell (@Andy_Bushy67) August 24, 2021
This would be great— Neil Fitzgerald (@NeilFitzUk) August 25, 2021
I’d rather sign Vlasic than Lingard to be totally honest!— WHUFC_⚒️_Football_Sloth (@WhufcSloth) August 24, 2021
Just my opinion, but he’s younger, same eye for goal & a bit more versatile.
Nothing against Lingard at all, I’d love him back, but I just think Vlasic would have a similar impact & if we’re spending ~£25m, better value!