West Ham United are pushing hard to get a deal concluded for midfielder Alex Kral BEFORE this summer’s Euros next month.

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That’s according to the Czech star’s agent Karol Kisel – who also represents West Ham hero Vladimir Coufal.

The Sunday Mirror (May 23rd, page 74) claims David Moyes wants to bring the 23-year-old Spartak Moscow midfielder to the London Stadium this summer.

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Hammers have one of Prem’s best midfield partnerships but little else beyond that and it showed at crunch time

The Scot desperately needs to bolster this ranks in the middle of the park.

Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have forged a wonderful partnership in midfield for the Hammers.

West Ham have little in reserve, though, besides an ageing Mark Noble who is retiring at the end of next season.

And it showed when Rice was out injured for six weeks with West Ham’s stuttering results costing them a place in the Champions League as Moyes’s men agonisingly missed out by a single win.

Well now it seems West Ham are wasting no time getting their transfer plans into motion.

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West Ham move fast for £14m midfielder Alex Kral to get deal done by Euros after talks with agent

That’s after the agent of the £14m rated midfielder revealed he has already held talks with the Hammers with a view to a move being sorted before the Euros.

Kisel says that is so that his client is not distracted and can focus on the national team where he plays alongside West Ham stars Tomas Soucek and Coufal (Idnes).

“I can confirm that we were in England, where we had more talks about Alex,” agent Karol Kisel told Idnes.

“Everything will be decided by the Euros, during the transition period. 

“Now the boys need peace of mind in their national team.”

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What would Kral bring?

In 29 league outings for Spartak Moscow this season, the West Ham target has notched 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).

Like Rice, Kral began his career as a defender but he has evolved into a central midfielder.

Moyes is also desperate to bring at least one striker to West Ham this summer as well as a goalkeeper.

The Hammers boss may also decide he needs a new centre-back and left-back finances permitting.

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