West Ham United are set to launch a bid for Adam Hlozek this winter transfer window as they look to finally end their long search for a new striker…
That’s according to trustworthy Irons insider ExWHUemployee, who delivered a fresh update on their pursuit of the Sparta Prague forward to his ‘The West Ham Way’ podcast this week.
“We have held an interest in the Czech Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek for some time, as previously reported by Ex. However, this has ramped up significantly in recent weeks.
“With Kretinsky now on board and being Chairman of Sparta Prague, we are very much set to place a concrete offer for his services this January.”
It remains to be seen how much the 19-year-old sensation would command, with Transfermarkt currently valuing him at just £15.3m.
By the time January swings around, it will have been two years since manager David Moyes sanctioned the departure of Sebastien Haller to Ajax. Surprisingly, in that time, he is still yet to be replaced, meaning the Scot only has one senior centre-forward in Michail Antonio.
And the 31-year-old has dealt with numerous injuries over the last few seasons, so if that trend continues, it’ll leave the Hammers light up top. The likes of winger Jarrod Bowen and outcast Andriy Yarmolenko have had to cover for him whenever absent.
Hlozek’s versatility in being able to play wide or upfront, as well as his undoubted potential as a teenager, makes him a very solid candidate to provide that perfect foil to the Irons talisman.
Despite his age, he has already racked up over 100 appearances for the Czech giants, whilst last season alone, he provided 15 goals and 11 assists in just 19 league appearances, that form that has continued into the current campaign as he’s delivered four goals and seven assists, per Transfermarkt.
The young dynamo has been dubbed an “extraordinary talent” by his agent Pavel Paska, who also has Tomas Soucek on his books.
All in all, fans around the London Stadium could be hugely excited by this latest claim from one of the most reliable sources when it comes to West Ham.
The fact that the club are prepared to launch a concrete offer for such a hugely promising talent is massively encouraging and it should have supporters buzzing that a major problem could soon be fixed, as early as next month.