West Ham's Pellegrini targets Plzen's Patrik Hrosovsky
According to AS sources, the highly-rated player in the Czech Republic who scored against Real Madrid, is being chased by the Premier League side.
Patrik Hrosovsky, the man who made headlines with his goal for Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu, could be on his way to Premier League side, West Ham United.
Hammers target Hrosovsky
AS have learned that there are already negotiations underway, with Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini keen to add him to his squad in this transfer window. There is, however, competition from other clubs in Europe, including Bundesliga's Stuttgart. Interestingly, if not necessarily fundamental to actual sales, he is the highest valued player in the Czech Republic at 4.5 million euros.
The midfielder has played more minutes for Plzen this season than anyone else, as his team lie in second place in the Fortuna Liga, the Czech top flight. He played in all six games of the group stage of the Champions League, making a name for himself around Europe by scoring at the home of the reigning champions. In the Czech Republic he has won the league three times (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2017-18) and one Supercopa (2015), successes that have helped raise his profile.
With Slovakia he has picked up 21 international caps and was present at Euro 2016 in France, reaching the last 16. He very recently got engaged to his girlfriend and they are due to get married in the summer. According to our sources, this will not be the only big change to his life in 2019...