The coach of Sparta Straka told to TV Nova a month ago that he would sign as many players as he has toes. (5
) The most important thing was to renew the contract with Karel Poborský. Despite being wanted in Qatar (€3.250.000 for a season
) he will probably stay because the coach really wants him and told him not to leave in any case. Second important thing was to sign a replacement for a central back Hübschman, who was sold to Shakhtar. The new back is called Koubský
, he was a captain of former '21 and he is a huge talent comming from Tescoma Zlín. Even Millwall and Shakhtar wanted to buy him. He comes to Sparta on loan. People here follow mainly Sparta, Slavia and Baník but if they watched even smaller teams they would surely agree with me that Koubský is a superb defender. Third player is Michal Meduna. Another very young player, he is a tall striker comming from FC Slovácko (Synot UH). He showed his skills at the end of the season, he is useful in the air, he has a good ball control (actually not that good but good enough for such a high player) and he can score. But he is still an average player who will very probably grow. 4th player should be a LB, but nobody has come yet. We don't know who should it be. And the 5th? Creative attacking midfielder? It had to be Milan Pacanda of Brno or Sparta own product Filip Dort. Pacanda is very expensive (€1.700.000) and Dort will be loaned out probably
so it will be ex-Bayer Leverkusen player and total idiot, who has been drinking in pubs in my town (really I've seen him many times in his Mercedes or drunken in late nights) for 8 months, Jan Šimák. He was a god in Hannover 2 years ago, he made a debut in the NT, he seemed to be a star of Czech football but he disappeared and started to drink a lot. Not for the first (and not the last) time in his life. Now he tries his luck in Sparta but I don't believe he has good enough physical qualities after such a long period without football. We will see but I don't actually rate this signing that good. And I forgot that they signed a young midfielder from Jablonec Herzán and back from loan from the same club is a central back Hochmeister. Sparta has a good squad but I still see few problems. Left back, right back, creative midfielder and forward. But I believe they will solve it all. Unfortunately.