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Report: West Ham exploring deal to sign Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague

According to a report from Football.London, West Ham are interested in signing Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek this month.

The Hammers absolutely must add some more steel and tenacity to their midfield department before the end of the month, if they are to avoid the drop this season.

There is too much pressure on Mark Noble and Declan Rice to perform week-in, week-out.

David Moyes has only Carlos Sanchez in reserve. And the Colombian clearly cannot be relied upon to perform to the required standard.


Football.London claims that West Ham are exploring a deal to sign Tomas Soucek in an effort to address their central midfield problems.

Good fit for the Hammers?

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The giant 25-capped Czech Republic international certainly has the physique and stature that West Ham require in the middle of the park.

Standing at 6ft 4in tall, Soucek is a really imposing figure. His game seems to be tailor made for the Premier League what with its robust nature. And more specifically, for what the Hammers need.

His stats in the Champions League for Slavia Prague this season make for really impressive reading.

According to Who Scored, the 24-year-old defensive midfielder has averaged 2.5 tackles, 2.5 interceptions, 2.8 clearances and 0.5 blocks per game in six outings in Europe’s premier competition for his club this term.

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He has also averaged a mightily impressive four aerial duals won per game in those six matches (Who Scored).

The deep-lying midfielder offers an attacking threat too, with an impressive 12 goals in 26 games to his name this season (Transfermarkt).

Football.London claims that Slavia Prague value Soucek at around €25 million (£21 million). And in this day and age, that could represent very good value for money for West Ham.

The east London outfit really should just pay up for the Czech ace. He really is that good.

Whether the Hammers’ owners see it that way, however, remains to be seen.

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