West Ham United could miss out on signing Adam Hlozek through hesitant David Moyes
West Ham United may be about to miss their window to sign Sparta Prague attacker Adam Hlozek despite Daniel Kretinsky’s offer, according to 90min.
The 19-year-old is a hot topic across Europe and Kretinsky, who owns part of West Ham alongside David Gold and David Sullivan, has reportedly offered him to the Hammers on a loan deal.
Kretinsky is also the president of Sparta Prague which is why he is keen to get a deal sorted but David Moyes wants to wait until the season is finished before making any kind of decision on the matter.
The loan offer Kretinsky is proposing is only available to West Ham due to his connections with both clubs but there is interest from elsewhere in Europe and he could be sold by the time the Scot has made his mind up.
Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus are the clubs named by 90min to be in the race for the 19-year-old Czech Republic international who Transfer Markt values at £17.1million.
Go get him
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If this was a permanent deal that would have been a big financial outlay for the club, you could have understood Moyes’ trepidation over making the signing given he is unproven outside of his native Czech Republic.
But this is only a loan deal and much like with Alex Kral this season, if it goes badly, he can head back to Prague and not come back again.
But this guy is 19 years of age and highly rated by many across Europe, hence the big interest from huge clubs, so if you have the option to sign him, even temporarily, why wouldn’t you?
He would not only offer cover for Michail Antonio upfront but also the versatility to play anywhere across the three behind the main man which is not something you can really say about any other Hammers player right now.
Let’s not forget too that Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal came from the Czech Republic and they’ve been wonderful so let’s ignore the Kral scenario and focus on getting this super-talented teenager into our club.
In other West Ham news, German police have issued a strong statement to Irons fans ahead of tomorrow evening’s Europa League clash.