ExWHUemployee: West Ham could sign Adam Hlozek
West Ham could sign Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek once Daniel Kretinsky completes the purchase of a 27 per cent stake in the club, according to ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers could look to bolster their attacking ranks in January, and a mini-takeover from the billionaire could see them swoop for the 19-year-old Czech Republic international.
David Sullivan and David Gold are expected to agree to the terms that will see them part with 27 per cent of their 86 per cent stake, and that could hand the Hammers a potential boost in their bid to strengthen the striking position.
Ex said on the West Ham Way podcast: “Daniel Kretinsky is a 40% shareholder at Sparta Prague. They’ve got a forward called Hlozek and he’s highly rated.
“There’s a strong chance the striker signing could be him.”
Kretinsky plans to propose a partnership that will see Sparta Prague become a potential player development line for West Ham [The Telegraph], and it appears both clubs could be doing business in the winter transfer window.
David Moyes currently has Michail Antonio as his only number nine, and adding Hlozek to the ranks will be a massive boost.
The teenager has four league goals and seven assists this term after ending last season with 15 goals and eight assists in 19 league games.
Pavel Paska, Hlozek and Soucek’s agent, has described the attacker as an “extraordinary talent” with “power” and technical ability [IDNES].
West Ham cannot afford to rely on Antonio for the majority of the campaign, and a credible cover and potential long-term replacement could be found in Hlozek.
He has massive potential, and linking up with the Czech contingent at the London Stadium should help him hit the ground running.
The Hammers are on an ascension at the moment, and they should definitely attract someone like the Prague star who is looking to take the next step in his career.
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