West Ham are edging closer to making their first signing of the summer it appears…
What’s the word?
Earlier this week, reports emerged in Russia claiming that Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral has agreed to personal terms with the Irons ahead of a potential switch in the upcoming transfer window.
And this has since been confirmed by a very reliable source in ExWHUemployee. When asked by one Hammers fan on Twitter, he replied:
Yes mate it is true
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) June 1, 2021
When it comes to those ‘in the know’ at the London Stadium, there aren’t many better than the anonymous source, so this should come as hugely exciting and positive news.
Kral may be an unknown name right now but nobody knew who the likes of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal were before they became a quickfire hit in East London.
Could David Moyes be about to repeat his stroke of genius in the transfer market? It certainly appears so.
Back in November 2020, the Mirror claimed the Czech Republic international was valued in the region of £30m and was attracting interest from across the Premier League, so if the Hammers have won the race ahead of their rivals, then it is another encouraging sign.
The 23-year-old star is capable of playing anywhere in the engine room, though his personal preference is in the no.8 role between a defensive midfielder and a playmaker.
It’s no wonder the club’s official Twitter account claimed that “he can do it all.”
Furthermore, the 6 foot 1 powerhouse has drawn inspiration on how to model his playing style from some pretty big names like Real Madrid superstar Toni Kroos and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.
Despite never featuring outside of the Czech and Russian leagues, the Hammers should have no fear over splashing the cash on Kral, thanks to the success of his fellow countrymen.
Soucek has arguably been Moyes’ Player of the Year this term, at least according to WhoScored, where he ranked first for average rating (7.36) ahead of Jesse Lingard, Michail Antonio and Declan Rice. He also finished the campaign as their joint top-goalscorer on ten goals.
The 28-year-old is also represented by the same agency as Kral, only bolstering their claims.
Once lauded “one of the most versatile youngsters in world football,” Moyes seems to be on the verge of completing another fantastic piece of business for the Irons.