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West Ham looking to sign Alex Kral on loan

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West Ham United are looking to sign Alex Kral from Spartak Moscow.

According to the Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg, the Hammers hope to sign the 23-year-old defensive midfielder on a loan deal.

There could also be an option or obligation to buy the player permanently next summer.

Kral has been linked with a move to the London club since the January transfer window and could prove a useful option for David Moyes.

West Ham do not possess a specialist defensive midfielder who can fill in for Declan Rice in the event of an injury and Kral could be the ideal back-up option.

The Czech Republic international has the potential to develop into a quality player, and West Ham may sign him permanently if he impresses during his loan spell.

Rice has been linked with a move away from the Hammers for quite some time and Kral could be his replacement if he decides to move on.

A season-long loan in the Premier League could be ideal for the young midfielder’s development and he could gain invaluable experience with the Hammers.

For the London club, this could be a try-before-you-buy kind of deal and would be a no-risk signing.

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