West Ham are reportedly interested in Slavia Prague’s Tomas Soucek – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are excited by the reported interest in the midfielder.
Football.London reports the Hammers are pondering a potential swoop for the Czech Republic international during the current January transfer window.
It is understood that he is valued at £21million by Slavia Prague, who sit top of the Czech top-flight table
But the report details that West Ham could in fact negotiate a deal for half his valuation at £10.5million and West Ham are confident of potential securing a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Soucek is a defensive midfielder that has commonly captained his team this season and played every minute of their six Champions League group stage matches.
He’s played 26 matches across all competitions this season, chipping in with 12 goals and three assists from his deeper midfield position.
Soucek has proven he has an eye for goal when pushing forward into the final third, but also drops deeper to get on the ball and is a strong tackler too.
A selection of West Ham supporters on social media are delighted with links to the 24-year-old and feel he could be a welcomed addition at to the London Stadium if they could wrap up a deal this month.
Here are some West Ham fans on Soucek:
Looks class tbf
— ROAD TO 2K™️ (@DefensiveRio) January 24, 2020
— Benjamin 🇬🇧➡️ (@benjamin2018x) January 24, 2020
Would be a great addition either beside or as understudy for Rice (need another DM incase Rice misses games). We could still do with a B2B midfielder (or 2) though.#GSBOUT
— David Clerihew (@DavidClerihew) January 24, 2020
He’s a very good player
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) January 24, 2020
There are a few players in that Slavia Prague team I wouldn’t mind bringing to West Ham. Soucek being one of them.
— Brad (@Bradley_Todd) January 24, 2020
Someone I have actually watched a number of times! Good record and has even done well in European comps. Signed a new deal last summer I think
— Matt ⚒ Gladwell (@CarltonGoal) January 24, 2020
From what I’ve heard a good player. But why all the loans. It’s getting a joke now. This position should have been sorted in the summer.
— West Ham Somerset (@WestHam_SW) January 24, 2020