West Ham United manager, David Moyes, has been offered the opportunity by Daniel Kretinsky to bring Adam Hlozek to the London Stadium.
This is according to journalist Toby Cudworth who has been speaking on 90min’s Talking Transfers podcast ahead of the summer window.
Would you take Hlozek at West Ham next season?
The 19-year-old forward has been in impressive form this season for Sparta Prague with eight goals and 13 assists in his 28 league appearances (via Transfermarkt).
And the Hammers have been linked with the youngster for a number of months now with a number of European clubs also said to be interested.
However, Cudworth believes there is some reluctance from the Hammers to commit to the possible loan deal for the 19-year-old ahead of the summer:
(28:00) “A teenage forward who’s incredibly powerful. We saw a little bit of him at Euro 2020 has an exceptionally bright future. And a lot of big European clubs are tracking him.”
“But from what we’ve learned, 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. It’s part of the close relationship that West Ham have through Kretinsky, and there’s an unwillingness at this stage for West Ham to commit to a deal.”
TIF Thoughts on Cudworth’s comments…
This does seem like a good opportunity for the Hammers to land a player who is on the radar of a number of Europe’s big clubs, according to Cudworth.
And we think it could be a deal which could benefit West Ham given they only currently have one recognised striker at their disposal in Michail Antonio.
Given the 32-year-old has had his injury issues in the past and has dried up in front of goal in recent months, we think the addition of a young prospect could provide the Hammers with a much-needed boost up top.
With a spot in Europe still on the cards for next season, another striker is crucial for West Ham in the summer so we will be interested to see who Moyes looks to add to his options over the summer.