Slavia Prague would rather sell striker Abdallah Sima to West Ham United than goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar this summer.
That’s according to a new report from Czech outlet iSport.
West Ham enjoy excellent relations with Slavia after the brilliant signings of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.
Hammers heavily linked with another pair of Slavia stars
And West Ham have been heavily linked with moves for their exciting young Senegalese striker Sima and experienced goalkeeper Kolar.
Tvrdik also recently admitted he expects big offers for Sima in the summer after a sensational campaign which has seen the 19-year-old score 19 goals and lay on five assists in 29 games.
That includes four goals and an assist so far in Slavia’s run to the Europa League last 16.
Report claims Czech mates would rather sell Sima to West Ham this summer than goalkeeper Kolar
As well as signing a new striker this summer following the sale of Sebastien Haller, West Ham boss David Moyes is said to also be eyeing a goalkeeper.
Lukasz Fabianski turns 37 next season. And both he and back-up Darren Randolph have suffered injury issues.
So Kolar, 26, who has one cap for the Czech Republic, is said to be interesting the Hammers too.
But reporting on an exclusive interview with Tvrdik, iSport claims Slavia would prefer to sell Sima to West Ham over Kolar this summer.
That will give West Ham huge encouragement as Moyes looks to spend the Haller money.
Moyes can take advantage of Slavia preference and kick the can down the road on Fab successor
According to insider ExWHUemployee, the Hammers boss has a five-man striker shortlist.
Recent reports suggest that includes Sima, Ivan Toney, Adam Armstrong, Youssef En-Nesyri and Tammy Abraham.
West Ham were said to be in talks with Fabianski over a new two-year deal.
They need a striker as a priority. And Sima is a prime target. So it may be that the Hammers take advantage of Slavia’s preference and – instead of moving for Kolar now as their new number one – Moyes instead opts for a new back-up goalkeeper from elsewhere.
That way the back-up ‘keeper can remain as number two if and when West Ham move for Kolar or another first choice stopper as Fabianski’s successor in the future.