West Ham United Transfer News: Adam Hlozek is in fine form for Sparta Prague this campaign.
The 19-year old contributed eight goals and 12 assists in 30 league games so far this season. He also scored one goal in five UEFA Europa League games prior to his team’s elimination from the competition.
His performances for the Czech club impressed numerous big clubs across Europe, who are lining up bids to sign him. The Ivancice-born attacker is likely to move away from his boyhood club during the summer window.
English Premier League club West Ham United are among the clubs that have shown interest in signing him in recent weeks.
West Ham United news: David Moyes offered Adam Hlozek summer deal
According to reports, Sparta Prague’s co-owner Daniel Kretinsky offered David Moyes a chance to sign 19-year old attacker Adam Hlozek on loan in the upcoming summer transfer window. Kretinsky is also a major shareholder of the Hammers.
Speaking to 90 Min, journalist Toby Cudworth said: “David Moyes has been offered the chance to take Adam Hlozek on loan to West Ham next season. It’s an offer that’s come specifically from Daniel Kretinsky, it’s not available to any other club”.
However, Cudworth also claimed that there is some reluctance in the Hammers’ backroom to sign the Czech Republic international.
The Hammers currently only have Michael Antonio as a recognizable senior striker in their squad. The London-based club could look to add more options to their attacking armoury during the upcoming transfer window.
What will Adam Hlozek bring to West Ham United?
Adam Hlozek is a powerful attacker who is comfortable playing up front or as a left-winger. His key attributes are his pace, dribbling and finishing skills, while also having an eye to pick his teammates in high goalscoring positions.
The 19-year old averaged 1.6 aerial duels, 2.8 dribbles, 1 shot and 1 key pass per 90 during Sparta Prague’s Europa League campaign this season. Apart from that, he also won 1.6 aerial duels in the second-tier competition of European club football.
West Ham United are aiming to finish in the Europa League qualification places this season. They are currently seventh in the league table, with 52 points from 35 games. The Hammers will next lock horns against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League before going up against Norwich City for a league fixture on May 8.
Meanwhile, Sparta Prague are currently third in the league table with 70 points in 32 games. They will play Viktoria Plzen and Slovacko respectively for the upcoming Czech First League Championship Round fixtures.