Kretinsky will propose Sparta Prague as potential player development line for West Ham
Daniel Kretinsky will propose a partnership that will see Sparta Prague become a potential player development line for West Ham, according to The Telegraph.
The Czech billionaire is currently negotiating the purchase of a 27 per cent stake in the London Stadium outfit, and is looking at a proposal that will see Sparta and the Hammers form a partnership that would benefit both teams.
Kretinsky has owned 40 per cent of the Czech Republic outfit for 17 years, and he could eventually move for full control of West Ham if David Sullivan and David Gold agree to the terms while parting with 27 per cent of their 86 per cent stake.
The Hammers have some quality under-23s players who should be playing first-team football, but with chances few and far between under David Moyes, joining Sparta on loan could do their development a lot of good.
The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City regularly send some of their youngsters and new players out on loan to some of their feeder teams across Europe, and West Ham could soon follow suit if Kretinsky strikes the partnership deal he is eyeing.
While the Czech First League is not very famous, Moyes has recruited the likes of Tomas Soucek, Vlad Coufal and Alex Kral from there in recent seasons, and it could be perfect for the footballing education of some of his side’s youngsters.
It will be interesting to see how things go in the coming weeks and months, but it appears Kretinsky has big dreams for the Irons, and fans could start clamouring for him to complete a total takeover once he becomes minority owner.
In other West Ham news, Trevor Sinclair has made Hammers ace transfer admission after Alex Ferguson was left shell-shocked.