By Adefunmiloye Alani

4th Jun, 2021 | 2:02pm

Report: Spartak Moscow identify Bruno Gomes as replacement for West Ham-linked Alex Kral

Spartak Moscow are preparing for life without West Ham-linked midfielder Alex Kral, according to Sportitalia TV journalist Gianluigi Longari.

The Italian reporter claimed on his Twitter account last night that the Russian club have identified Vasco da Gama midfielder Bruno Gomes as a replacement for the Czech international.

Longari posted in Italian: “Bruno Gomes of Vasco should replace Kral leaving for West Ham”.

It appears Spartak are resigned to losing one of their best players this summer and Hammers fans will continue to eagerly lookout for any signs.

Kral on his way out of Spartak?

Popular West Ham insider ExWHUemployee took to Twitter earlier this week to suggest that Kral has agreed personal terms with us.

While that does not necessarily guarantee a move, with an agreement still needed to be reached between both clubs, it is a good sign.

Kral wants West Ham and has continued to fuel the transfer speculations on social media.

It seems Spartak are already looking forward to his exit, and making a move to sign his potential replacement speaks volumes.

The 23-year-old joined the Russians from Slavia Prague in September 2019 for £10.29million and still has three years left on his current deal.

Kral helped his side to a second-place finish in 2020-21, playing 29 league games and weighing in with five assists.

He will be looking forward to impressing West Ham at the European Championships later this month, and we cannot wait to see how he fares against England.

Czech are in Group D alongside Croatia, Scotland and the Three Lions, and Kral has the chance to prove himself against some of the best players on the planet.

He could feature for his country in their friendly against Italy later today and in the game against Albania next Tuesday.

In other West Ham news, exWHUemployee has shared details of Hammers’ transfer plans.

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