Some West Ham United fans are calling on the club to launch another raid on new sister club Slavia Prague.
West Ham have done excellent business with the Czech Republic club in recent times.
The signings of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal have proved inspired. West Ham got the pair for just over £20 million – a bargain by modern standards.
West Ham fans have often accused co-owner David Sullivan – the man who heads up the club’s transfers – of being averse to signing cheques.
West Ham fans want Sullivan to sign another Czech
But according to West Ham insiders he really likes signing Czechs.
As a result of the great value for money from Soucek and Coufal, Sullivan is said to be keen to scour their homeland for more bargains (Claret & Hugh).
Now some West Ham fans are calling for another raid on Slavia Prague, for goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar.
The 26-year-old is good friends with Soucek and Coufal having played with the pair at Slavia, Liberec and for the national side.
The 26-year-old is a good age as West Ham search for a long-term successor to Lukasz Fabianski – who turns 36 this season.
Hammers supporters want clean sheet machine ‘Koli the Wall’
Kolar is nicknamed Koli the Wall. And it is easy to see why.
Fortuna Liga leaders Slavia posted a message of congratulations to their goalkeeper after he made it an astonishing 50 clean sheets in 85 games after their 1-0 win over Mlada Boleslav at the weekend.
8⃣5⃣ league games for Slavia
5⃣0⃣ clean sheets ❗️
Koli the Wall! 🧱🧱🧱⛔️ pic.twitter.com/gVrryeknLB
— SK Slavia Prague EN (@slavia_eng) November 8, 2020
The post was quickly hijacked by Slavia’s new glut of West Ham followers.
And the message was clear, West Ham fans want Kolar to be the club’s next signing.
Fabianski has been a tremendous signing and servant for West Ham but he isn’t getting any younger.
Fabianski has been one of the best goalkeepers in West Ham’s modern history.
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And his importance to the team was highlighted last season when an injury to the Hammers number one saw the club’s campaign spiral into freefall after a superb start which saw West Ham being tipped to challenge for a European place.
There have been question marks over Fabianski in some matches since his return from that injury.
Not too long ago there were reports were doing the rounds that David Moyes was concerned about his number one.
He has been more like his old self this season. And he was sharp enough to make some solid saves against Fulham.
West Ham may well extend his stay for another year. But does he risk sullying his brilliant reputation or should Fabianski bow out while on top?
Kolar certainly seems to be a safe pair of hands and could perhaps come in once David Martin is released – as expected – at the end of the season.