West Ham boss David Moyes is unconvinced about signing Adam Hlozek in January and a report now claims that the youngster could be Bayern Munich bound.
The Hammers’ need for a new striker has been well-documented over the past 12 months.
Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in January 2021 and West Ham are still yet to find a replacement.
The Athletic claimed back in December that David Moyes was not sold on the idea of signing the 19-year-old forward, however. The Scot allegedly doesn’t believe that the young Czech starlet has the attributes required to provides sufficient competition and cover for Michail Antonio.
And now, it appears as though the Hammers could be set to miss out on the Sparta Prague ace…
West Ham boss David Moyes to miss out on Hlozek in January?
The Scot clearly isn’t convinced on the 19-year-old’s ability. He would have brought him to the London Stadium already if he was.
And now Bild are reporting that Hlozek could be heading to Bayern Munich in January. Borussia Dortmund are also said to be keen on signing the talented teen.
If he does move to one of the Bundesliga giants, we can’t help but feel as though this could be one that got away.
Hlozek is a quite brilliant young player.
Popular football scouting website Football Talent Scout describe Hlozek an an ‘amazing’ talent.
Hlozek bagged 15 goals and eight assists in 19 league games for Sparta last season. This term, he has racked up five goals and 11 assists in 18 league games (Transfermarkt).
He really is a very exciting young talent. Hlozek possesses exceptional technique, is a very good finisher and has the potential to go on and become a truly elite striker. He can play anywhere along the front-line as well.
If West Ham don’t sign Hlozek, it will be clear that Moyes just doesn’t fancy him. Daniel Kretinsky, the Hammers’ new board member – is also a part-owner at Sparta Prague. So a deal to sign the young Czech Republic international would surely be a straightforward one for the East London outfit to complete.
Who knows..perhaps Moyes has a better option lined up.
If West Ham fail to sign a striker this month though, and Hlozek ends up moving elsewhere, then questions undoubtedly need to be asked.