The Hammers finished sixth in the Premier League after punching above their weight for much of the 2020/21 campaign.
That 22-year high placing secured Europa League football for next season – thus imparting greater demands on the options at the London Stadium.
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Kral, a 23-year-old central midfielder, played 29 times for Spartak Moscow in 2020/21 – registering five assists in the Russian Premier League.
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Signing reliable cover for Declan Rice and Soucek had to be viewed as a necessity over the summer.
Kral is noted for his aerial ability and ball interceptions, two assets that lend themselves perfectly to the holding midfield position in Moyes’ side.