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Report claims Tomas Soucek is being lined up to replace Mark Noble as West Ham captain

According to a report from Claret and Hugh, Tomas Soucek is being lined up to replace Mark Noble as West Ham’s captain.

The 25-year-old joined the Hammers from Slavia Prague on loan in January, and he has really impressed already.

West Ham paid a £3.5 million loan fee for Soucek’s services, and can make that deal a permanent one for a further £13.5 million in the summer if they stay up this season (The Guardian).

Tomas Soucek (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

In four Premier League games for the Hammers, the 25-capped Czech Republic international has racked up eight tackles, eight interceptions, 12 clearances and 10 ball recoveries (premierleague.com).

He has added some much needed athleticism, power and energy to West Ham’s play in the middle of the park. And Hammers fans will be desperate for Soucek to be kept on this summer.

Tomas Soucek (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Claret and Hugh claims that if West Ham do stay up, they plan to make the 25-year-old captain, as and when Mark Noble is unable to play.

Soucek has certainly displayed real leadership qualities already during the short time that he has been at the London Stadium.

Having said that, Declan Rice will surely feel a bit hard done by if he is overlooked in favour of the Czech.

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