Tomas Soucek admitted that he didn’t expect such a change after joining West Ham from Slavia Prague on loan in January, when speaking exclusively to the Czech club’s official YouTube channel.
The 25-year-old joined the Hammers on loan from Slavia Prague for a £3.5 million loan fee (The Guardian), just over two months ago.
And West Ham allegedly have the option to make the Czech’s deal a permanent one, if they avoid the drop for a further £13.5 million (The Guardian).
Soucek has already made a big impact in east London. He has only played four Premier League games for the Hammers. But his quality has made a huge difference to David Moyes’s side.
The energetic midfielder has racked up eight tackles, eight interceptions, 12 clearances and 10 ball recoveries in those four outings (premierleague.com).
He is incredibly energetic and his stamina levels are surely the envy of many.
It is really impressive how Soucek has settled in so quickly, considering the ferocious pace of the Premier League.
The Czech Republic international admitted that he didn’t expect such a change, however, after joining West Ham, when speaking exclusively to the Czech club’s official YouTube channel:
“I admit I didn’t expect it to be such a change. I’m glad to be here. It’s a paradise, from those picking me up at the airport to the team and the people around. I like historic teams, and that’s West Ham. In the sixty thousand capacity of the stadium, there are fifty-five thousand permanent fans.”
West Ham fans will be desperate to get Soucek signed up on a permanent deal. The Hammers’ chances of doing just that will depend on whether they avoid relegation, however.
The reported fee of just £17 million seems like an absolute steal for the 25-year-old.
And if he does remain with West Ham, he could very well go on to become a London Stadium legend.