West Ham loanee Alex Kral is allegedly being targeted by French club Montpellier ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from French publication Foot Mercato who claim that a permanent move to the London Stadium for the Czech Republic international is looking unlikely as things stand.
David Moyes brought Kral to the West Ham from Spartak Moscow on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day in the summer.
The Hammers have an option to sign him permanently next summer for around £17 million (£12 million plus a potential £5 million in add-ons) according to ExWHUemployee.
The 23-year-old has made absolutely no impact in East London though. It seems like Kral has struggled to adapt to the intensity of Premier League football.
However, in all fairness to him, he has hardly played. Moyes has given the Czech midfielder just 255 minutes action spread across only six appearances. It must be so hard for Kral to showcase his ability when he hasn’t had any chance to play regularly. And his time at the London Stadium could very well be coming to an end…
Alex Kral could leave West Ham in the summer
Foot Mercato claims that the 23-year-old’s time with the Hammers could be up in the summer.
Rather than return to Spartak Moscow though, he could join French side Montpellier.
Moyes undoubtedly needs to bolster his central midfielder ranks at the London Stadium in the summer but it’s clear to see that he doesn’t rate Kral, nor does he trust him in important games.
In all honesty, there probably wouldn’t be too many West Ham fans upset if Kral does indeed leave for pastures new at the end of the season.
Whilst the 23-year-old hasn’t been given many opportunities, when he has played he hasn’t really done anything of note to warrant a permanent switch to the Hammers.
He seems like a hard-working, nice young man so if he does leave West Ham, we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.