Liverpool could be set to bring in one of Europe’s most exciting youngsters this summer in the form of Sparta Prague’s Adam Hlozek.
According to Football Insider, the Reds are keeping a close eye on the 18-year-old ahead of a potential summer move, with Jurgen Klopp keen to bolster his forward line.
Rated at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, the Czech international could be a perfect signing for the reigning Premier League champions, potentially even becoming their next Luis Suarez.
It is certainly easy to see why Hlozek has such prominent suitors as he is currently in the midst of a hugely productive campaign in the Fortuna Liga, having struck five goals and provided seven assists in just 13 appearances.
This follows the youngster having already had two seasons firmly established in the Sparta first team – an impressive feat for a player so young.
It’s an eye for goal which could certainly benefit the Reds, too. Klopp is reportedly keen to refresh his attack, with centre-forwards Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi scoring just seven goals between them in all competitions during 2020/21.
Whilst it might be too early to say that Hlozek could be the answer or indeed match the achievements of Suarez, with the Uruguayan having plundered an eye-watering 82 goals in his time at Anfield, the path of the two strikers could be markedly similar.
Having also forged a reputation at a relatively young age in one of Europe’s ‘lesser’ leagues with the likes of Groningen and Ajax in the Netherlands, Suarez secured a move to Anfield at just 24, going on to become one of the most lethal forwards in Europe on Merseyside.
With Hlozek set to turn 19 in the summer and his reputation continuing to grow throughout European football, he could take a similar step to the current Atletico Madrid marksman in moving to Anfield as a relative unknown.
Liverpool must make sure they secure his signature before other clubs start to take notice of his talents.