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Arsenal are tracking Sparta Prague 17-year-old Adam Hlozek, though they face competition from RB Leipzig and their Timo Werner money.
Sky Sport Germany claim Arsenal are keeping tabs on Sparta Prague teenager Adam Hlozek. RB Leipzig are currently leading the race, however, having already opened talks with the player’s club.
Sparta Prague’s sporting director and former Gunner Tomas Rosicky is a big fan of the player. Although, he believes it’s still too early for him to think about making a big-money move abroad.
Arsenal were ahead of the curve on Hlozek’s case. They invited him on trial when he was just 15 years old, and made him an offer to join. However, the forward’s agent Pavel Paska convinced him to reject the Gunners and Bayern Munich to sign on with Sparta.
Paska argued that Hlozek would get senior chances in the Czech Republic, but he’d only play for the youth teams in the big foreign clubs. To be fair, he was probably right.
Hlozek is up to 56 senior appearances a month before his 18th birthday. He has 10 goals and 12 assists, playing in multiple positions across the front three. This season, he mostly started out wide, though he split his time between the left and the right.
Clearly, Hlozek is a promising young talent, but Leipzig represent strong competition. They have plenty of money from the Timo Werner sale, and a strong desire to invest in their front three for the same reason.
Arsenal may have to try and leverage their relationship with former player Rosicky to have any chance at a deal.