Adam Hlozek is amongst the forwards West Ham are taking a keen eye on ahead of the summer transfer window…
According to Eurosport’s Dean Jones, the Sparta Prague gem is on their list of priorities, whilst French outlet Foot Mercato claim the Irons are confident of securing his signature despite rival interest.
It is thought that the 18-year-old wonderkid is available for around £15m to £20m but last season’s champions, Liverpool, have been mooted with interest too.
The Hammers have around £35m to spend on a new striker and Hlozek fits the bill as someone who could be great value for money.
Tammy Abraham and Ivan Toney are two other names that have been mooted with a switch to the London Stadium ahead of the upcoming window, whilst there has also been talk of a sensation return for Marko Arnautovic.
This is a move that the club should absolutely avoid as you’re not going to get much out of the Austrian considering his age, and it’s been several years since he was last competing in genuinely competitive and high-quality surroundings.
Hlozek would offer West Ham an instant solution to their striker nightmare and one that will be around for years to come, to the point of potentially earning them a cushty profit.
The Prague sensation has had his season hampered by injury but that hasn’t stopped him from delivering 11 goals and nine assists in just 21 appearances. He’s averaging a direct goal contribution every 84 minutes, as per Transfermarkt.
It’s no wonder his manager Pavel Vrba has hailed him “hugely talented” whilst Football Talent Scout Jacek Kulig has previously lauded him as an “elite talent,” “a phenomenal player” and one that is “destined for greatness.”
Hlozek is widely thought to be the Czechs best talent since Tomas Rosicky, though Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal may have a thing or two to say about that.
For around £15m, GSB must forget about getting Arnautovic back and look to seal the future star this summer.