Sources: West Ham offer Kral double-your-money deal as talks advance
West Ham have offered a double-your-money long-term contract to Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed on Wednesday (2nd June) that the Irons are in advanced talks to sign the Czech Republic international.
A West Ham source told Football Insider that they are hopeful of beating Euro-wide competition for Kral, 23, after extensive talks.
They have set aside £20million-plus for the fee, including add-ons, and have discussed a lucrative five-year contract that would be double his current Spartak deal.
West Ham have not yet tied up the deal for the defensive midfielder but negotiations are progressing well.
Kral featured 29 times for Spartak as they finished 2nd in the Russian Premier League this season.
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He spent his formative years playing for Teplice and Slavia Prague in his homeland before switching to the 22-time Russian champions in 2019.
A 16-cap international, Kral will represent the Czech Republic in Group D alongside England, Scotland and Croatia at this summer’s European Championship.
And Hammers boss David Moyes will hope Kral can replicate the success of his international teammates Thomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal at the London Stadium.
Soucek signed permanently last summer after spending the second half of the 2019-20 campaign on loan with the Irons.
The midfielder has been nothing short of a revelation, netting 13 times in 51 Premier League appearances.
Coufal too has been extremely successful, establishing himself as West Ham’s first-choice right-back since arriving in October.
West Ham have also held an interest in Czech striker Jan Kuchta, as revealed by this site in March.
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