If there’s one country that West Ham United really like these days, it’s the Czech Republic.
Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Alex Kral are all permanent residents at London Stadium these days, all playing important roles in David Moyes’ plans, and another could be added to the mix.
That man is Antonin Barak, who currently plays for Hellas Verona in Italy, where he is thoroughly enjoying himself.
With five goals and three assists in 15 league games, the attacking midfielder is one of his club’s better players, and West Ham have noticed that.
Local newspaper L’Arena explain that the Hammers ‘really like’ the 27-year-old, and ‘could decide to already invest €20m in January’ to acquire his services.
Whether they do remains to be seen, but it would be a move that makes sense, although the priority still has to be a new striker.
After all, they only have Michail Antonio in the role these days, but once that’s covered, perhaps Barak will be the next man in.