Hammers trial Czech ace
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham have handed a trial Czech midfielder Mario Licka.West Ham have handed a trial Czech midfielder Mario Licka.
The 23-year-old spent parts of least season on loan at Italian side Livorno from Banik Ostrava, but is now wanted by The Hammers.
Alan Pardew is busy preparing his Premiership newcomers for life in the top flight, and believes Licka could make an impact at Upton Park.
Licka's agent Pavel Paska told skysports.com that he will spend a week on trial with West Ham before Pardew decides whether to offer him a contract or not.
"Mario Licka is staying at West Ham for one week," Paska told skysports.com.
"Yes, he wants to join them, they are a big, top club for this boy.
"There is no deal agreed as yet, we will know more after the week."
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