Date: 10th June 2021 at 10:45am
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ExWHUemployee has been speaking on the latest edition of The West Ham Way podcast about West Ham ’s pursuit of Alex Kral.

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Nice easy one to start off with. How much do you think Declan Rice is worth?

The Czech Republic international has been heavily linked with a move to the London Stadium to link up with international teammates Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.

However, it seems as if his , Spartak , want to wait until after the European Championships to sell him, in the hope that his price will go up.

said: “Now the agent of Kral let us know his terms, we seem quite happy with the terms, but Spartak Moscow want to let him play in the Euros, which he will do, and then see what valuation they can get for him then, and create a bidding war.

“That’s a bit of a gamble because obviously, if he doesn’t play that well, then it might put people off, but the hope is he will play well and that people will want to bid for him, and his value will then go up.

“So whilst we had a sort of interest in him, it never grew beyond being interested and checking out what was happening.”

Do you think West Ham will sign Kral?

No, I don't think so

No, I don't think so

Yes, he will come in

Yes, he will come in

TIF Thoughts on Kral…

West Ham currently have both Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice as defensive midfielders, but with the in the Europa League next season, you would have thought they could do with at least one more player in there.

Kral is a natural defensive midfielder and is also young, so he could be brought in as a rotation option for Rice or Soucek.

However, it appears as if the Hammers have cooled their interest in the 23-year-old for now because of Spartak’s insistence on waiting to see how he does at the Euros.

So, we will be watching on to see how Kral performs for his country as that could be important for West Ham’s interest.

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