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West Ham’s transfer deadline day signings Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral squad numbers confirmed


Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral have chosen their shirt numbers at West Ham ahead of the clash with Southampton.

The transfer deadline day signings have selected to wear the No.11 and 33 shirts while representing the Hammers.

Vlasic signed from CSKA Moscow on a five-year deal for a fee understood to be in the region of £25.7million sealing a return to the Premier League following a spell with Everton between 2017 and 2019.

The Croatian international wore the No.27 at Everton but more recently has taken the No.8 shirt at CSKA Moscow and previously with his first club Hajduk Split. Most recently the attacker has donned the No.10 shirt whilst on international duty.

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With Pablo Fornals switching to the number eight jersey over the summer and Manuel Lanzini the current occupier of the ten shirt Vlasic has elected to be the new Hammers No.11.

Last season the 11 was worn by both Jesse Lingard and Robert Snodgrass and with Vlasic taking on the number it could suggest a further move for Lingard in January is off the cards for West Ham.

Kral has a history of wearing 33 on his back having owned the number at former clubs Spartak Moscow and Slavia Prague.

At international level, Kral currently wears No.21 for the Czech Republic having previously worn 13 for both his country and former club FK Teplice.

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The Hammers’ new 33 joined West Ham on an initial season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer next season.

football.london understands that the Hammers will pay an initial £3million loan fee with a further £12million due next summer if they choose to make the deal permanent, or Kral starts an agreed number of matches that make the option an obligation to buy.

Potential add-ons could make take final figure to a fee in the region of £17million for the 23-year-old.