West Ham lines up for popular Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek
Exclusive –West Ham are considering a move for highly-rated Sparta Prague youngster Adam Hlozek as the club look to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window.
The 18-year-old has become one of Europe’s top young talents since his debut in 2018, with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund already showing interest in the leader.
90 mins understands that West Ham has been monitoring Hlozek’s development for the past year and is now considering a move for the Czech Republic international.
One of the main stumbling blocks to any potential deal is the £ 20million commission Sparta Prague demand from the talented striker. However, West Ham are set to part ways with Sebastien Haller – Ajax are expected to pay more than £ 20million for the failed Ivorian international – which could see a move for Hlozek given the green light.
Another senior player who recently left the London stadium is Robert Snodgrass, whose move to West Brom is expected to be officially confirmed soon, meaning the club have transferred two sizeable wage bill workers.
Although Hlozek has caught the attention of some of the behemoths of European football, West Ham’s growing contingency within the club – which includes Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal – means they would be well placed if they chose to make a move. for the young.
Hlozek isn’t the only frontman Moyes watches as he seeks to relieve Michail Antonio of the burden of being the club’s main threat.
The Hammers boss is also keeping an eye on Reims forward Boulaye Dia, while Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud is also interesting. The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and it is understood he could leave the Blues this month if a new deal is not agreed.