West Ham have hit gold with two recent signing from the Czech Republic in the form of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal. And perhaps Alex Kral could be the next Czech ace on the Hammers’ radar.

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David Moyes deserves great credit for bringing Soucek and Coufal to the London Stadium.

They have both hit the ground running and they are undoubtedly two of the first names on the Scot’s team-sheet.

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Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

West Ham paid £19 million for the 25-year-old midfielder (Evening Standard) and just £5.4 million for the 28-year-old right-back (BBC).

The Hammers have clearly secured themselves two absolute bargains. But who could be next in line?

The Mirror claims that Alex Kral is attracting interest from the Premier League after some stellar displays recently.

The 22-year-old left Slavia Prague to link up with Spartak Moscow in September 2019 for around £12 million, and he could be worth as much as £30 million now, according to The Mirror.

 

West Ham definitely need more quality strength in depth in the central midfield department. And the Hammers making a move for Kral seems likely considering the success we’ve have had with his former teammates Soucek and Coufal.

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Alex Kral in action (Photo by Ahmad Mora/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The 16-capped Czech Republic international is represented by the same agency as Coufal – K2K. So that is another factor that could work in West Ham’s favour.

Kral began his career ass a defender but he has evolved into a midfielder. He is apt at playing the holding role but he can perform central midfield box-to-box duties with equal aplomb.

In 14 league outings for Spartak Moscow this season, the 22-year-old has registered two assists and has averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.9 interceptions, 0.7 clearances and 0.5 dribbles per game. During those appearances, he has made 66.9 passes per match on average with a completion rate of 82.2% (Who Scored).

Kral is clearly a superb all around player, and whilst £30 million sounds like a lot of money, he would be a great addition for us.

Perhaps if West Ham could pick him up for closer to £20 million, it could be a deal that may happen some time in the near future.

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