According to a report by the Daily Express, West Ham United and, by extension, manager David Moyes have been watching yet another Slavia Prague gem in striker Jan Kuchta.
The Lowdown: The Hammers and Slavia, a match made in heaven…
Both clubs have seemingly enjoyed a fruitful relationship since last summer as reports continue to emerge of West Ham’s interest in their star players.
The Latest: Yet another Slavia gem on West Ham’s radar…
In detailing West Ham’s extensive talks to sign midfielder Alex Kral this summer, who played for Slavia before joining Spartak Moscow, the Daily Express also lifted the lid on Moyes’ interest in Kuchta. Indeed, as explained in the report, the 24-year-old has been ‘watched closely’ by West Ham as they plot to bolster their squad.
The Hammers have secured their place in the 2021/22 Europa League group stage without the need for qualifiers but arguably lack sufficient back up in key positions.
Going forward, their sole centre-forward Michail Antonio was consistently plagued by injury issues during the season, and Moyes may need to shore up his options. As a result, Kuchta is now another Slavia gem on the radar at West Ham.
The Verdict: The right one?
With the Hammers seemingly plotting to raid the Czech Republic for more bargains, we believe the 24-year-old is certainly a credible candidate for a move to the Premier League.
Sima has arguably grabbed most of the attention for his stunning Slavia performances but Kuchta has done just as well when it comes to finding the net. The forward bagged a commendable 19 goals in all competitions under Jindřich Trpišovský over 2020/21, whilst Sima notched just one more in that time (Transfermarkt).
Kuchta is also a team player, having managed an impressive nine assists for Slavia to accompany those goals. Therefore, he could be a great option for West Ham as their search for a new striker continues.
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