West Ham complete Soucek signing

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 29th January 2020

Tomas Soucek has completed his move to West Ham - on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 24-year-old midfielder moves to West Ham from Slavia Prague for the rest of the season with permanent deal in the offing should United avoid relegation at the end of the current campaign.

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The 25-times capped Czech Republic international, who has taken the vacant number 28 shirt is thought to have cost West Ham a loan fee in the region of ?4million with the entire deal worth close to ?20million, should he sign a full contract in the summer.

"We are delighted to welcome Tomas to West Ham United," said manager David Moyes.

"I think that he gives us a lot of different qualities, but most importantly he fits the profile of the player we want to bring to the club. He is young and hungry but with an established pedigree and proven talent.

"He was captain of Slavia Prague, he's played as a defensive midfielder but he's scored a lot of goals as an attacking midfielder as well.

"At the moment he ticks a lot of boxes. We need to give him the opportunity and time to settle in but we are confident he will prove to be a strong addition to the squad."

Soucek was part of the Czech Rupublic team that sprung a major surprise by inflicting England's only defeat during their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. A captain of his parent club, he has been a regular for his country since 2016.

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