West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek is undergoing his medical ahead of his move to the London Stadium.
The Guardian reported on Monday that the 24-year-old was close to a switch to join the Hammers and that’s he’s valued at £16.9million.
The report explained that West Ham have had a bid accepted for the Czech Republic international and he was just left to complete a medical plus settle personal terms.
Moyes has spoken in his press conference on Tuesday about the 24-year-old and claimed he could be a great addition to the West Ham ranks.
He mentioned the imminent medical that Soucek will undertake and believes he will add decent experience.
“I’m hoping that he’s in the middle of his medical just now. I think that he gives us a lot of different aspects, but more importantly he fits the profile of the player we want to bring to West Ham,” Moyes said in his press conference, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“I said we wanted to bring in young players, but also experienced players who could help us out. He’s captain of Slavia Prague. He’s played as a defensive midfielder but he’s scored a lot of goals as an attacking midfielder as well. At the moment he ticks a lot of boxes. We need to give him an opportunity and time to settle in.”
Soucek appears to be on the verge of completing a move to West Ham and he could be a massive addition to the squad.
The central midfielder is going to add some extra options in the centre of the park, as currently there isn’t much more beyond Declan Rice and captain Mark Noble.
Soucek has 12 goals in 26 matches across all competitions this campaign for Slavia Prague and that’s mainly been from operating in a deep-lying midfield role.
Moyes need new recruits to try help West Ham move away from a relegation battle and it will be interesting to see how Soucek fares in the Premier League.