West Ham could now turn their attention away from Alex Kral according to a report from The Athletic.

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That is allegedly due to the 23-year-old midfielder’s underwhelming displays for the Czech Republic against Scotland, Croatia and England at the Euros.

And we think this could be a very big mistake from David Moyes.

West Ham have been extensively linked with a move to sign Alex Kral since January (Sky Sports and The Express).

The Athletic now reckon that David Moyes could look elsewhere in his search for a new central midfielder, however.

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West Ham could be making a big mistake avoiding Alex Kral move

The 23-year-old hasn’t been great at Euro 2020. That statement cannot be argued against.

His performances at the Euros this summer don’t mean that he isn’t an incredibly talented player, however.

In 29 league outings for Spartak Moscow this season, the Czech Republic international has registered five assists and has averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 0.8 clearances and 0.8 dribbles per game. During those appearances, he has made 56 passes per match on average with a completion rate of 81% (Who Scored).

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The Czech Republic international began his career as 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 aplomb as well.

The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas has claimed that Kral could be available for around £12 million this summer.

Two or three poor games certainly won’t define his career. If anything, the West Ham owners should use it to their advantage by securing a cheaper deal to sign Kral.

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Missing out on Kral this summer could be a big mistake. And the Hammers may well end up regretting focusing their attention elsewhere just because of a few poor performances from the Czech Republic international.

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