Liverpool are keen to sign Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek.
As we reported yesterday, the Reds scouted the young striker in his team’s Champions League qualifier against Rapid Vienna on Tuesday evening.
They are considering an offer for the 18-year-old who is also a target for West Ham United and AC Milan.
Hlozek is set to cost around £ 15-20million this summer and would be a quality prospect for Liverpool.
He is already a key player for Sparta Prague and was part of the Czech Republic squad at the European Championships.
The young striker scored 15 goals and nine assists in all competitions last season.
The Reds need to add depth to their attack and Hlozek could play a supporting role for Roberto Firmino next season.
The Brazilian’s form has deteriorated in the last two years and Hlozek would like to replace him in the starting XI in the future.
Firmino is undoubtedly a top footballer, but his scores are mediocre.
Liverpool need someone with better finishing skills and Hlozek would provide just that.
He has scored various types of goals in his career so far and has what it takes to be a complete striker.
The youngster can dribble past the goalkeeper, roll one in from acute angles and hammer in with blows from a distance. He’s quite capable in the air too.
His ability to break the offside trap and his intelligent movements in the channels would cover Firmino’s off-the-ball work.
Hlozek is a good dribbler and his ball carrying capacity would be a perfect match for Liverpool’s style of play.
Divock Origi wasn’t overwhelming as a backup option, and Hlozek would no doubt be an upgrade for the Belgian.
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