Vlasic came to West Ham last summer but struggled to establish himself in the Hammers team as he played only 19 times in the Premier League and got a solitary goal.


West Ham thus looked to loan him this summer and ultimately Torino emerged as the destination for the Croatian star.



The midfielder is thriving at Torino, playing the full 90 minutes of all but one match so far and scoring three goals in his seven appearances.


It all could have been different though as Napoli tried and failed to bring Vlasic to Naples in the summer, according to Italian daily Tuttosport.



Ultimately, what proved decisive in Torino’s favour was their coach Ivan Juric, who explained the project to Vlasic, his fellow Croatian.


Thus the midfielder ended up snubbing Napoli, but it was not the Naples club’s first attempt to sign him either.



Napoli tried in both the summer of 2020 and 2021 to sign Vlasic, but they were unable to meet his price in 2020 or rival West Ham’s offer in 2021.