West Ham are closing in on a deal to sign Slavia Prague ace Vladimir Coufal, according to a report from the Evening Standard.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has clearly prioritised adding a new right-back to his ranks at the London Stadium after Ryan Fredericks sustained a hamstring injury against Wolves on Sunday.

We do have Harrison Ashby and Ben Johnson coming through the ranks of course. But it could be argued that neither is ready to perform consistently at Premier League level this season.

We could do with another experienced, top class right-back to come in and show the two youngsters the ropes.

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Vladimir Coufal (Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)

And the Evening Standard claims that West Ham are very close to making their first signing since turning Tomas Soucek’s loan deal into a permanent one just over two months ago.

 

And interestingly enough, it is one of Soucek’s former teammates who is allegedly close to joining the Hammers.

The Standard claims that Vladimir Coufal is close to joining the east London outfit.

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Vladimir Coufal (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Independent claims that the 28-year-old could be picked up for just £4 million. And that will represent excellent value for West Ham.

If Coufal is anything like Soucek, he will be a real hit in east London. Let’s just hope that we manage to get this one over the line with the minimum of fuss.

And the Czech Republic international’s impending arrival at West Ham will strengthen our right-back options immeasurably.

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