Radoslav Kovac (Midfielder)
27th Nov 1979 (Prague)Signed:
14th Aug 2009 (£2,000,000)Contract:
4 yearsPrevious Club:
Spartak MoscowKUMB Awards:
Goal of the Season (runner up) 2008/09; Best Signing (third place) 2008/09
Czech international Kovac was brought in on loan during the January 2009 transfer window (with view to a permanent deal) to replace the outgoing Hayden Mullins who joined Portsmouth 48 hours prior to Kovac's arrival.
The blonde midfielder was captain of Russian side Spartak before joining the Hammers, and it is for his experience that he has been drafted into Gianfranco Zola's squad. A versatile player, Kovac can also play at centre half.
Having briefly returned to Spartak in the summer following the expiry of his loan spell Gianfranco Zola moved to sign the player on a permanent deal later in the summer.