West Ham could make a move to sign Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek before the January transfer window slams shut according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Hammers boss David Moyes has two main priorities this month – the additions of a centre-forward and a central defender.
West Ham have been too heavily reliant on Michail Antonio for far too long now. The 31-year-old has done really well but he is crying out for more competition and cover.
He said as much when speaking to reporters after our win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
And it seems as though David Moyes has someone in mind for the job.
West Ham eyeing January Hlozek swoop
The Daily Mail claims that the Hammers ‘like’ the idea of signing the 19-year-old forward this month.
We think that the Czech Republic international would be a sensational addition for West Ham.
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.
The fact that the 19-year-old plays for a club that Daniel Kretinsky has very strong links with means that a move to West Ham is highly likely. He is a Czech Republic international as well, and we all know how highly Moyes rates the Czechs!
He is thought to be valued at around £20 million (90 Min). That seems like very good value to us.
And if Moyes manages to bring Hlozek to the London Stadium in January, we think that West Ham will be in a very strong position to push on for a top four finish this season.