Liverpool have set their sights on signing Sparta Prague striker sensation Adam Hlozek this summer, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Merseyside giants are in the market for new forwards amid a planned shake-up of Jurgen Klopp’s side following a poor season.
A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the club are keeping close tabs on Hlozek, 18, following his remarkably precocious emergence at Czech big guns Sparta.
Anfield talent spotters rate the youngster highly and have delivered glowing reports to the club’s recruitment department.
It is said that Hlozek is strong, quick and regarded as capable of slotting straight into the first team.
That demonstrates his huge promise given the teenager does not turn 19 until July.
But Hlozek has already been capped twice by the Czech Republic national team and has also played 78 times for Sparta since graduating from their youth ranks.
He scored nine goals and provided nine assists from 39 matches last season and has gone to a new level this term.
Despite missing half the season with a broken foot, the young striker has scored five goals and provided eight assists from 16 matches.
Liverpool’s recruitment team are assessing potential forward options who can fit into Klopp’s style of play.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week, Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins is also on their radar because he has blistering pace, can play a quick tempo game and has an eye for goal.
Watkins can also spearhead the attack and play out wide, especially on the left flank.