Spartak Moscow’s Alex Kral has turned heads at international level, prompting some of Europe’s top scouts to keep an eye on his exploits, including Everton.
Kral played a monumental role in the Czech Republic’s 2-1 Euro 2020 qualifying victory over England – with The Guardian labelling him as the ‘star performer’ on the night – and has impressed since making his international debut, scoring a goal and assisting another in seven appearances for his country, as per Transfermarkt.
According to ClubCall, scouts have since been keeping tabs on the midfielder, most recently watching on from the stands as his Spartak Moscow side beat Lokomotiv 3-0 in the Russian derby.
However, due to the fact that Kral only just signed for Spartak at the beginning of the season, Everton will have to wait until next summer if they want to bring the youngster to Goodison Park.
If he continues to impress on the international stage, as he did in grabbing a goal against Northern Ireland in the Czechs’ 3-2 defeat a few days after their England win, the Toffees will be among huge competition for the midfielder’s signature.
Not only is he steadily making a name for himself, Kral also bears an uncanny resemblance to Arsenal defender David Luiz – making him already fairly well known amongst Chelsea supporters.
Last season, Kral reportedly posed for pictures with Luiz following Chelsea’s Europa League quarter-final over his then-club Slavia Prague.
It has been reported that, if Marco Silva does indeed want to bring Kral to Merseyside, the club will possibly have to pay a huge price tag – especially considering the youngster signed for Spartak to the tune of €11m (£9.5m) in September.
Therefore, Everton may face an uphill task to make Kral a Toffee in the summer.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!