West Ham United are yet to make a move in an attempt to bring Adam Hlozek to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a claim made by ExWHUemployee, who revealed in a recent post on The West Ham Way that, despite there appearing to be a deal to be done for the Sparta Prague centre-forward this month, David Moyes and his West Ham transfer team are yet to make a move for the 19-year-old.
Previous reports had suggested that the Hammers were leading the race for the Czech international’s signing this January, while a number of other Premier League clubs and top European sides – including Liverpool – were also thought to be keeping a close eye on the situation of the forward ahead of a potential move this winter.
However, at present, it would seem there is no bid forthcoming from East London, with Ex stating: “I have been asked why we haven’t moved for Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek. Whilst I don’t know for certain the thinking behind it, I believe a deal is there to be had for the player but, at this point, we haven’t decided to do that.”
Considering the high level of January interest in the services of Hlozek, in addition to the fact that West Ham are in desperate need of backup and competition for the injury-prone Michail Antonio – who is currently the Irons’ only centre-forward – the news that Moyes is yet to pull the trigger on a move for the 19-year-old is sure to have left the London Stadium faithful sweating.
Indeed, the youngster would very much look to make a fantastic addition to the 58-year-old’s attacking arsenal, as, over his 18 Fortuna Liga appearances this season, the £17.1m-rated wonderkid has already bagged five goals and registered 11 assists, in addition to bagging a further goal and assist over nine outings in Champions League qualification and the Europa League – taking his haul to six goals and 12 assists in just 27 appearances.
Furthermore, the player who is reported to cost around €25m (£21m) this winter is also extremely versatile, having been fielded on both the left and right-wing, as well as in the number 10 role, a relatively even number of times during his short professional career with Sparta Prague.
As such, when taking into account Hlozek’s undeniable potential, West Ham’s desperate need for a player in the 19-year-old’s mould and the sheer level of January interest in the youngster, it would appear highly advisable for Moyes to make his move for the forward sooner rather than later, or else the Scottish manager only increases his chances of missing out on a deal for the Czech sensation.