David Moyes could form a West Ham duo to be reckoned with if he signs mooted transfer target Adam Hlozek this summer…
According to The Athletic‘s Roshane Thomas, the Hammers boss has been recommended the Sparta Prague forward by his fellow Czech Republic internationals Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.
It’s thought that Moyes has reservations over whether the 18-year-old can make an instant impact in the Premier League but is aware of his potential as he looks to bolster his frontline before the next campaign.
Hlozek has struggled for minutes at Euro 2020, coming off the bench in all three of Czech’s group D matches, but there is plenty to be excited about amid the Irons’ reported interest.
His season was hampered by injury but he still managed to provide 15 goals and nine assists in 20 appearances across the Fortuna Liga and the Europa League. The teenage sensation averaged one goal contribution every 63 minutes on the pitch – just imagine what he could’ve done without the injury.
It’s no wonder he has received many glowing endorsements throughout his short career to date, ranging from his current Sparta manager Pavel Vrba lauding him as “hugely talented“, to being dubbed a “pure talent” by football scout Jacek Kulig.
He’s widely thought to be the Czech Republic’s biggest talent since former Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky, and according to former Italy international Antonio Cassano, he is “perfect for 4-3-3” as “he has pace, he is strong technically, and has good heading ability. A very impressive talent.”
The £15.3m-rated teen could lead to the Hammers forming a frightening duo when they’re in the attacking phase. Think of Hlozek’s pace and tenacity in pressing many a Premier League backline and then fellow countryman Soucek pushing forward with his towering physical presence.
Both of the Czech stars could strike fear into plenty of top-flight defences next season, whether that be from open play or set pieces.
Moyes may have his reservations but he should have some faith in his own coaching ability to get the best out of Hlozek and, as he’s already got two fellow countrymen at the London Stadium, the teenager would likely have no problem fitting in.
GSB must seal the 18-year-old for a bargain £15m.