Spartak Moscow director says Alex Kral move to West Ham has been 'agreed'
Spartak Moscow general director Evgeny Melezhikov has been quoted by the Guardian (Tuesday, 4:03PM) that Alex Kral will join West Ham.
The 23-year-old has been linked with the Hammers, ever since West Ham had success with the signings of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal.
The two recruits from Eastern Europe have worked and Kral is a new name on the shortlist. West Ham now look as though they have got their man.
Melezhikov is quoted by the Guardian as saying that West Ham and Spartak have agreed a move – confirming a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
“Kral is leaving. We had different options for him. We agreed on all terms with West Ham. It will be a paid loan with a mandatory purchase option.”
Kral to West Ham: Perfect cover with Europe, amid Melezhikov claim
West Ham have been excellent in the transfer window over the last couple of days. The club have brought in Kurt Zouma and Nikola Vlasic.
The duo, likely to cost around £50million in total, significantly bolster the Hammers side. A lack of cover in midfield and a striker remain issues.
One of those issues has been solved, though, in Czech Republic international Kral. He is an exciting talent, for sure.
While he is not going to start above Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, he is an excellent option as cover with the Europa League on the horizon.
A good move for the Hammers.