The agent of Viktoria Plzen midfielder Patrik Hrosovsky has told Ruik in the Czech Republic that he is hoping to secure a move to West Ham United this summer.
Hrosovsky, 26, has come up through the Plzen ranks having joined from Trencin as a teenager, and he is now a first-team star.
The midfielder has racked up almost 150 league appearances for the club, whilst he scored against Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier this season.
A Slovakian international with 22 caps to his name, Hrosovsky has impressed with Plzen with his passing range and committed displays in midfield.
Hrosovsky has become a wanted man off the back of his performances in Plzen's red and blue, with West Ham the main suitors for his signature.
AS reported in January that West Ham were in talks with Plzen about a £4million move, with Hrosovsky himself telling SME that he wanted a move to the Premier League – but didn't know if he would be joining West Ham.
Now, agent Pavel Zika has admitted that a move to the Premier League is the goal, and he is hoping West Ham get a deal done after making a serious offer in January.
The reason a deal didn't go through is because West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini didn't want to strike a deal in the middle of the season, but the Hammers remain keen - meaning they're favourite for his signature.
“Our goal and Patrik's goal is to move to the best football competitions, and for Patrik, the English league is at the top,” said Zika. “Specifically, in West Ham, Patrik is being closely monitored and will continue to do so in the spring and hopefully the right offer and the opportunity to move to West Ham will come in the summer.”
“West Ham is interested and, even at the end of January, a serious cash offer was made, but both Plzen and Patrik and I decided that it is not good to change in the middle of the season, where the competition is open. The same was confirmed by West Ham, that coach Pellegrini does not like to hit the market in the middle of the season and that it is customary to rebuild the team at the end of the season before the new season. So West Ham is still a topic we want to return to in the summer.”
“Of course, West Ham is not the only option, we are working on other options, so it is very likely that Patrik will change his position in the summer and move to another club. We believe that time will come at the right moment,” he added.