According to Football Insider, West Ham United are keen on signing Sparta Prague wonderkid Adam Hlozek, although they will face competition from a top-flight rival.
It’s claimed that the Irons are growing concerned that they could be blown out of the water by last season’s Premier League champions Liverpool, with the 18-year-old thought to be available for around £20m.
If David Sullivan and co can nip in before the Merseyside giants, then he could well deliver the Hammers another transfer masterclass in which they may strike gold yet again.
We’ve seen the success the east London outfit have had in bringing Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal from the very same league, so you would imagine that David Moyes could repeat that with the exciting young forward.
Despite still being so young, Hlozek has been part of the first team at Sparta Prague for a number of seasons. In total, he has delivered 21 goals and 21 assists in only 79 appearances, playing up top centrally as well as on both flanks, as per Transfermarkt.
Prior to injury this season, the teenage sensation was hitting phenomenal returns – eight goals and eight assists in just 1,109 minutes of action, to be precise. That’s a direct goal contribution every 69 minutes.
Such form has not only led to coveted interest but also some glowing endorsements. Football talent scout Jacek Kulig dubbed him a “top talent” earlier this week and pondered the sorts of numbers he could be on had he not suffered a metatarsal fracture earlier in the campaign.
Former Arsenal midfielder and current Sparta Pragur sporting director Tomas Rosicky lauded the 18-year-old as a “great talent” upon signing his first professional deal in 2019. Sparta manager Pavel Vrba has even claimed that the “hugely talented” Hlozek will become “the top player in Europe” one day.
It’s no secret that Moyes needs reinforcements up top, as seen by the fact that he currently does not have a fit senior striker available – and in Hlozek, they’d clearly be getting one who can find the net regularly.
West Ham would also be getting a player with so much potential that one day they could make a substantial profit on his services, meaning GSB and the club may strike gold in the future.
For £20m, it has to be seen as a no-brainer.
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