Signing for Udinese for just €3m last January, Antonin Barák have turned out to be one of the best bargain deals in Serie A this season.
Barák’s stellar performances in Italy have lead to media linking him with the likes of Napoli and Inter. Udinese are known for fostering young talents into limelight. Alexis Sanchez, Handanovic, Benatia, Kwadwo Asamoah and many more, are all testimonies to this
Antonin Barák was born on 3rd December 1994 in Příbram. He started his footballing career at his hometown club 1.FK Příbram, he had an impressive loan spell at Graffin Vlašim causing Příbram to recalled him back at the end of the season. He went on to feature for his local club for one season, scoring 7 goals in 21 games to help them escaped relegation, before earning a move to Slavia Prague. His remarkable 2016 displays was enough for him to secured a January move to Udinese. The deal was made official in February but materialize in the summer as Slavia Prague had an agreement with the Friuli outfit to keep him until the end of the season. He ended the season helping Slavia Prague to a league title, finishing with 5 goals from 25 games.
Barák have represented Czech through the junior ranks and marked his senior international debut against Denmark in November 2016 with a goal. He finished the qualifiers with three goals.
Barák is an Arsenal supporter and have openly stated love for The Gunners, hoping to represent their colours in future.