The summer transfer window opened with little fanfare for New York City FC. Though we had already known they were were seeking at least two new additions to the squad, NYCFC’s rumor was relatively quiet until just a few days ago.
The first such news came when we learned the the Long Island Rough Riders’ Daniel Bedoya had trained with the club on Monday. Then — what seemed like hours later — rumors of NYCFC targeting Girona’s Eloi Amagat began to swirl.
Now, it appears that City has a third player in their sights — Legia Warsaw’s Adam Hloušek.
NYCFC continue to target new additions for their stretch run. Legia Warszawa defender Adam Hloušek is the latest player believed to be in the team's sights. https://t.co/U4MEp60VIP— NYCFC Nation (@NYCFCNation) July 24, 2018
According to his Transfermarkt player profile, Hloušek — who is currently 29 years old — is primarily a left back, but can also play center back and left midfielder in a 3-back formation. The Czech defender is coming off of his second season with Polish club Legia Warsaw who won the Ekstraklasa league championship this past year. Hloušek has also consistently been featured for the Czech Republic’s national team.
With Ben Sweat and Ronald Matarrita both having put in damn good shifts thus far in 2018, it’s hard to imagine NYCFC’s need for Hloušek. Unless the club is planning on cashing in on either Sweat or Mataritta — or still fear that the latter’s injury bug will soon strike again — Hloušek will be hard-pressed to find any kind of significant playing time as City continues on their collision course with Atlanta United for the 2018 Supporter’s Shield and a spot in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.