Alex Kral struggled at West Ham but could now land himself a surprise move to RB Leipzig this summer – and it may help Tottenham Hotspur.
West Ham have enjoyed great success in the Czech market in recent times.
Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal have been huge success stories and West Ham tried to add a third last summer.
In came Czech international Kral on loan from Spartak Moscow, with the option of a permanent deal.
The hope was that Kral would offer perfect competition and cover for Soucek and Declan Rice, but it never materialised.
Alex Kral struggled at West Ham
Kral, 24, didn’t start a single Premier League game and remarkably played just one minute of league action for West Ham.
One League Cup display, one FA Cup display and 75 minutes of Europa League action were all that Kral could muster outside of the Premier League.
It quickly became clear that David Moyes wasn’t a huge fan of Kral and he didn’t play a single minute from February 5th onwards.
West Ham unsurprisingly aren’t making Kral’s move permanent but he has interest from elsewhere.
Sky Germany claim that RB Leipzig have now made contact to try and sign Kral from Spartak this summer.
Leipzig boss Domenico Tedesco worked with Kral in Russia and now wants a reunion as he looks for an energetic midfielder.
The report adds that Kral could be landed to help replace Konrad Laimer in the Leipzig midfield ranks.
Laimer is entering the final year of his Leipzig contract and could be sold this summer with Kral coming in.
That could be ideal for Tottenham as they are interested in bringing Laimer to the Premier League.
West Ham fans may be surprised to hear that Kral has such lofty interest after a lost year in East London, but Tottenham could be the beneficiaries if Leipzig are open to selling Laimer.
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