Czech Republic star on West Ham’s transfer radar as club begin contract negotiations with Coufal

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West Ham ended the 2020-21 campaign on a high with a 3-0 win over Southampton to secure a Europa League berth for next season.

Hammers manager David Moyes was delighted with the achievement but is already looking ahead to the new season and has highlighted recruitment as being key to taking West Ham to the next level.

One man the Hammers are reportedly interested in bringing to the London Stadium is Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral.

According to Sky Sports, representatives of Kral have spoken to five Premier League clubs about a move to the Premier League with West Ham reported to be one of his potential suitors.

Kral is an international teammate of Hammers stars Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal and all three have recently been named in the Czech Republic squad for Euro 2020.

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The 23-year-old has been capped 16 times by his country, scoring twice from his defensive midfield role.

Kral is also a former club teammate of the Hammers’ Czech duo having spent two seasons at Slavia Prague before moving to Russian giants Spartak Moscow for a fee in the region of £10million.

The midfielder has played 29 league games for Spartak Moscow this season, helping his team into next season’s Champions League final qualifying round.

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Reports in the Daily Mirror claim that Kral could be available for around £14m if West Ham were to make a move for the midfielder.

Sky Sports have also reported that West Ham have begun negotiations with Coufal over an improved deal at the club.

The 28-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal, with the club having an option to extend for a further two seasons.

However, as a reward for his phenomenal performances since arriving from Slavia Prague, negotiations are underway on an improved deal for the right-back.

Source by Football London

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