West Ham are reportedly eyeing a deal for midfielder Tomas Soucek from Czech top-flight club Slavia Prague.
According to Football.London, the Hammers are exploring the possibility of trying to snap up the 24-year-old.
It is understood that he is valued at around £21million by Slavia Prague, but West Ham have been informed they could snap him up for half that price at a bargain £10.5million fee if a deal can be struck.
The report explains that there is a “confidence” from David Moyes’ team that they can at least agree a loan deal with the option to buy in the summer.
Soucek has been in excellent form this season for Slavia Prague and he looks like someone that could be a great addition to the Premier League.
The Czech Republic international has scored 12 goals from 26 appearances across all competitions this season, with five coming from the penalty spot.
He is a defensive midfielder that is great at breaking up play and dictating possesion, but has also proven his quality when pushing forward into more advanced areas of the pitch too.
Soucek looks like an all-action midfielder that would really add some extra steel to the West Ham XI and the fact that he could be signed for half his valuation is a real bargain.
With Moyes’ team only above the relegation places of the Premier League on goal difference, they need to sign players in January that can make an instant impact.
Soucek would help provide competition for Declan Rice and Mark Noble in the centre of the park, while he already has the experience of Champions League football under his belt.