West Ham are preparing a second offer worth around £8 million for Slavia Prague winger Lukas Masopust, according to the Sun (August 9th, page 60).
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Hammers boss David Moyes could be on the look-out for an established winger, with Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko both allegedly up for sale (ExWHUemployee).
The problem for the West Ham boss, however, is that he has minimal funds to spend this summer. The 57-year-old will have to sell before he can buy, so he will have to be thrifty in the transfer market.
And the Sun claims that the Hammers are keen on a bargain deal for Slavia Prague winger Lukas Masopust.
According to iSport, West Ham had a £4.8m bid rejected for the Slavia Prague ace last week, with the Czech side holding out for 240 million Czech Republic Koruna (£8 million).
And now it seems as though the Hammers are ready to match that asking price for the 27-year-old.
The 11-capped Czech Republic international racked up seven goals and five assists in 37 games for Slavia Prague this season (Transfermarkt).
Masopust played a key role for his team as they picked up yet another Czech league title.
The reliable winger will be known well by one man at the London Stadium – Tomas Soucek.
The 25-year-old was Masopust’s teammate before linking up with the Hammers in January.
And if the 27-year-old winger is anything like Soucek, he would be an instant hit at West Ham.
£8 million seems like a decent price to pay for the Czech ace. And if Moyes does manage to bring Masopust to the London Stadium, it could end up being a real bargain for the east London outfit.