Former West Ham United fan favourite Trevor Sinclair has told Talk Sport of his admiration for Vladimir Coufal after his performances since checking in at the London Stadium during the summer transfer window.
David Moyes signed the Slavia Prague defender to bolster his ranks for £5 million and he already looks like money well spent for the Hammers.
The 28-year-old has started the last seven games in Moyes’ team, operating as a right-sided wing-back.
Last night he came up against the in-form Jack Grealish and although the Aston Villa star did score, Coufal stood relatively firm and helped West Ham to a big win.
Moyes has now led his team to fifth in the Premier League and he’ll be hoping to kick on even further.
Sinclair was on Talk Sport this morning and after admitting his prediction of a season of struggle for West Ham was wrong, he heaped praise on the Czech international.
He said: “The signing of Vladimir Coufal has been excellent. We know about Tomas Soucek and his goals and the athleticism he’s brought to the club.
“Coufal is a man though, you can tell. He’ll stick to his task and West Ham have signed his experience. He’s a player who sticks to his guns.”
TBR View – Coufal proving one of the signings of the summer
Eyebrows were raised when West Ham plumped for the cheaper option in their bid to sign a new right-back.
The 28-year-old has been impressive in showing his versatility to play as a conventional right-back or as a wing-back.
Coufal linked up with his former teammate Soucek and he’s clearly enjoying his time in the capital.
The tough-tackling defender is on £30,000-a-week at West Ham. Right now he looks like one of the best pieces of pound-for-pound transfer business of the summer window.
West Ham will hope his form continues.