Report: West Ham are trying to make 'difficult' signing happen at very last minute
West Ham United are trying to sign Alex Kral from Spartak Moscow, although the deal is proving to be ‘difficult’, Sky Sports report.
West Ham are pushing to land the central midfielder, as they look to seal a deal on deadline day.
The fact that West Ham have left their move so late means that they are now running out of time.
Any transfer is likely to be a loan with an option to buy, according to the latest update, and Spartak may be reluctant to accept that.
The Russian side would, of course, have very little time to bring in a replacement if they agreed to the transfer.
Kral’s arrival would help to bulk out West Ham’s midfield options for the campaign.
David Moyes’s side have started in blistering fashion, but there remains concerns over their squad depth.
Kral seems unlikely to start ahead of either Tomas Soucek or Declan Rice, but he could add further quality to Moyes’ midfield ranks.
And West Ham having European football to contend with in the coming weeks, ensuring that Moyes has enough quality options to rotate, will be crucial to the Hammers’ chances, as they look to compete in every competition.