Tomas Soucek is available for selection against Newcastle on Saturday, according to ExWHUemployee. And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the news.
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The 25-year-old joined the Hammers on loan in January and was an instant hit with the club’s fans.
Soucek brought some much needed energy, dynamism and mobility to West Ham’s play in the middle of the park.
And the east London outfit made his loan move a permanent one in July for around £19 million (Football.London).
The Czech Republic international is now considered to be one of David Moyes’ most important players at the London Stadium.
So it was a real blow for the Hammers when it was reported that Soucek could miss Saturday’s clash with Newcastle due to the fact that he had to self-isolate.
It appears that the powerful midfielder could now be available for selection, however, due to somewhat of a loophole, according to ExWHUemployee:
“He is available for Saturday. Whether they play him or not I don’t know because obviously he hasn’t been able to train so it would be a gamble in that respect. But he is available as are of the players who were on international duty. But Soucek is available because something like they’ve gone down the Czech rules for quarantine rather than the UK rules, there’s a loophole.”
That is obviously great news for the Hammers. Especially considering just how many things have gone wrong before the start of the new campaign.