West Ham may well sign Sparta Prague defender David Hancko during the summer transfer window.
That’s according to the 24-year-old defender’s agent Michael Holescak who claims that his client is ready to make the jump up to the next level.
David Moyes failed to bring any new signings to the London Stadium during the January transfer window.
The lack of new arrivals felt like a huge step backwards for West Ham. We have arguably the thinnest squad in the Premier League and a top-four finish now seems like an unachievable aim.
Attention must now turn to getting the right players through the door in the summer window. And there is one player in particular who would be a very good fit in East London.
West Ham could sign David Hancko
The 24-year-old Sparta Prague defender has already been linked with a move to the London Stadium (iSport).
And Hancko’s agent Michael Holescak has just told SportNet that it would not surprise him at all if his client ended up joining West Ham United in the summer:
“The connection between Sparta and West Ham is obvious. So something like that wouldn’t be a big surprise. Anyway, Hancko is currently ready for any of the top five European leagues.”
Hancko would be a shrewd addition for the Hammers. The tall and aerially commanding left-footed defender is exactly the kind of signing Moyes should be making.
The 24-year-old can also operate at left-back, so signing the Slovakia International would kill two birds with one stone.
In six Europa League appearances this season, Hancko averaged 2.2 tackles, two interceptions and 2.3 clearances per game. During those outings, he also won an average of 1.3 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).
Quite how much Sparta Prague will demand for Hancko in the summer remains to be seen. However, given our connection with Sparta Prague after Daniel Kretinsky bought into the club late last year, this shouldn’t be a difficult one to get done.
Having said that, we all said the same about Adam Hlozek and he’s still a Sparta Prague player.
So who actually knows.