West Ham are finally preparing to make a formal offer to sign Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek on loa in January, according to a new report.

90min claim that the Irons are ready to seal a loan with an obligation to buy for the 19-year-old Czech international forward.

They also claim that the player is ready for the move and is willing to leave Prague.

West Ham first registered their interest in Hlozek in January this year, but it appears as if they might get their man [90min].

Hlozek to end up at the London Stadium.

New West Ham investor Daniel Kretinsky partially owns Sparta Prague, so it is no real surprise to see Hlozek linked with a move to the London Stadium.

The fact that it could be a loan with an obligation to buy also isn’t a surprise either as Kretinsky looks to try and help his new club.

Now, you could argue that this is just a signing to please Kretinsky and to expand the Czech contingent.

However, Hlozek has made 105 senior appearances and scored 32 goals.

So, despite his tender age, he has proven himself more than capable of playing first-team football.

He could also be willing to play a role from off the bench and try and push Michail Antonio rather than come in and expect to be starting week in and week out.

To be honest, it just looks like a very sensible transfer, and it would be a shock if it didn’t happen in January.

In other West Ham news, the club have made contact with Jesse Lingard’s representatives.

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