West Ham completed the signing of Alex Kral on a season-long loan from Spartak Moscow on transfer deadline day yesterday

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The Hammers have an option to buy the 23-year-old midfielder next season for around £12 million plus add-ons that could rise to £17 million (ExWHUemployee).

The Czech Republic international is a fine young player.

It was great to see David Moyes bolster a particular area of his squad that really needed strengthening so late on in the window last night.

West Ham target Alex Kral
West Ham completed the signing of Alex Kral yesterday (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Big things are expected of Kral at the London Stadium.

 

If he is anything like his fellow countryman Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, West Ham will be on to a real winner.

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

Alex Kral to West Ham?
Alex Kral in action for Spartak Moscow last season (Photo by Sergei SavostyanovTASS via Getty Images)

Kral can play in central midfield, the deep-lying midfield role and even at centre-back if required to do so.

West Ham fans buzzing about Kral signing

The 23-year-old midfielder will play an important role for the Hammers this season serving as Declan Rice’s and Tomas Soucek’s deputy.

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Some West Ham fans think that Kral is a great addition to Moyes’s squad at the London Stadium…

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