Filed: Wednesday, 3rd June 2009
By: Staff Writer
Hungarian goalkeeper Peter Kurucz is set to join the Hammers on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell.
20-year-old Kurucz - who was on duty for Alex Dyer's youngsters in Hong Kong at the weekend - is set to land a four year deal having impressed since signing on loan at the beginning of February.
West Ham took the player on loan initially with view to a permanent deal - an option which, according to Kurucz's current club Ujpest FC, the Hammers have triggered.
A statement on the club's website read: "The talented Újpest goalkeeper will continue his career with the London club. The player's performance in recent months has convinced the Premier League club to offer a four-year contract to Peter."
Kurucz is set to replace the outgoing reserve 'keeper Jan Lastuvka, who returned to his club last week having completed his season-long loan spell.
Meanwhile striker Tony Stokes - currently on loan with Ujpest as part of the deal which brought Kurucz to London - has revealed that he would like to extend his stay in Hungary.
Talking to Ujpest FC Online, the 22-year-old Academy product said: "I feel like I could fit in the team, and I feel very well in Budapest. Hungarian football is good."
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'Keeper heads north [2nd Jan 2012]
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