By Pranav Shahaney

19th Jan, 2022 | 10:30am

West Ham could still sign Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek

ExWHUemployee claims that there is a deal in place for West Ham to sign Adam Hlozek from Sparta Prague and the move could still happen.

According to Give Me Sport journalist Terry Flewers, the Hammers initiated an approach to sign the 19-year-old in December.

However, since then there has been no major update and Ex has addressed those claims in his recent post.

He wrote, “I have been asked why we haven’t moved for Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek, whilst I don’t know for certain the thinking behind it, I believe a deal is there to be had for the player but at this point we haven’t decided to do that.”

Backup target?

It could be that the Hammers have a deal in place for Hlozek but are waiting to see if something else materialises quickly.

All the developments about the Czech Republic international came in the final months of 2021 so the club had been working to sort it all out before the window opened.

Whether or not they find another striker before the window closes is anyone’s guess, but hopefully, they’ve got some sort of agreement in place with Prague and Hlozek.

While the 19-year-old does not walk into this first team, he is a good option to have on the bench.

Hlozek, who has been labelled “terrific” by Total Football Analysis, will possibly spend a season as a backup before he’s ready to start week in and week out.

He could also deputise for Michail Antonio on occasion and David Moyes may even try to play them in the same team against opponents that play with a back three.

With just under two weeks to go, the Hammers have to act quickly or they risk losing out on a quality young striker.

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