Liverpool step up interest in promising 18-year-old Czech forward
Liverpool could be set to act on their interest in highly-rated Czech Republic and Sparta Prague forward Adam Hlozek, reports claim.
According to a report from Football Insider, Liverpool are stepping up their interest in signing the 18-year-old, who is currently on international duty with the Czech Republic at the Euros.
Football Insider have been informed that Liverpool have big interest in the 'phenomenal' Hlozek, with him attracting the interest of several other sides as well.
Apart from Liverpool, West Ham United and AC Milan are also chasing Hlozek's signing, with him being touted as the next Czech player to cost plenty of money this summer.
The report adds that he will cost around £15-20 million this summer, with Sparta Prague wanting plenty of money to be convinced that they should sell him.
Hlozek was involved in 24 goals in all competitions this season for Sparta Prague in 23 games, scoring 15 goals and providing nine assists, being deployed either as a striker or else as a left-winger.
Additionally, his impressive performances have led to him being called up to the national team, and he has already made four caps, with the latest coming as a substitute in the Czech Republic's Euro 2020 opening win against Scotland.
Liverpool are looking to add to their options up front, but the report claims that they have not set aside a great deal of funds for reinforcing that area, as they seek to strengthen other positions as well.
Hlozek is seen as one of recent years' top European talents, with him already playing 85 times for Sparta Prague at the age of 18, getting 28 goals and 21 assists in his senior career for the Czech club.
With Liverpool looking to sell Divock Origi, Hlozek might seem like a good option for the future that would be content with getting a few minutes every now and then due to his young age.