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Moyes favourite may have blown chance of Hammers move

Alex Kral may have blown any chance he hoped he may have of moving to the Hammers following some pretty poor performances at the Euros!

The Czech Republic international has been with the squad at Euro 2020 as they have advanced from a group including England, Scotland, and Croatia.

The Czechs beat Scotland 2-0, drew 1-1 with Croatia, and lost 1-0 to the Three Lions.

Kral has been heavily linked with a potential move to the London Stadium, though CandH have been insistent throughout that the Irons have yet to open any kind of talks with the Spartak Moscow midfielder.

And they are unlikely to given his really poor displays at the tournament!

It’s all the more galling for David Moyes, who named him as one of his seven stars to watch before the competition!

Kral started against Scotland but only lasted 67 minutes in a game that saw him substituted, and he has not started since.

Kral played a total of 53 minutes in the final two matches of the Czech’s group stages and now one has to think that the Irons might have cooled their interest.

He was next to anonymous alongside Tomas Soucek in central midfield in all of his outings and he doesn’t look like the kind of signing the Irons should be making this summer!

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7 comments on “Moyes favourite may have blown chance of Hammers move

  1. I must admit to having been mightily underwhelmed by him on the occasions I’ve seen him and have wondered what all the fuss was about.

  2. I’m still confident he would have more to offer than some of the alternatives?

  3. Rice has been pretty average at the Euros (as has Harry Kane). If that is how WH conduct transfers its no suprise we end up with rubbish like Anderson & Hugill.

    • Excellent point Dave

    • ???? …if ‘what’ is how we conduct transfers? by watching and judging players at the Euros? don’t think you’ll find that either Hugill or Anderson were involved in that competition. many or most clubs keep an eye on how players perform at big cup competitions anyway. i’m sure there are some players in the Copa America, that’s on now as well, that clubs from Europe have their eye on to see how they go in big games under pressure.

  4. Just as well we got to see him not in action,before we actually pulled tbe trigger.But I do agree that a lot of top players have actually been playing poorly in this tournament so far.I’m surprised that they are not stepping it up to get exposure on the world stage.

  5. I think he did well against Croatia when he came on. He put a lot of pressure on them, and contributed in both sides of the pitch with good energy, and tackling. He has not been super in all the games, but he was good against Croatia.

    I don’t think is is worth 20 million Euros, but he could be OK business for 12-14 I think; if Moyes wants to go down that road. He is only 23 after all, and does seem to have a good fighting spirit.

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