Tomas Soucek to join West Ham permanently
West Ham football coach David Moyes has highlighted the critical role of midfielder Tomas Soucek in the fight to save in the English league. The Scottish coach is unsure whether the “Hammers” would have remained in the Premier League without the Czech national team, which they are almost certain of before the final two rounds. After the season, the London club Součka will buy Slavia from Prague for more than 520 million crowns as the historically most expensive player from the Czech league.
The 25-year-old defensive midfielder has played all seven matches in the starting line-up since the restart of the English league after the coronavirus break, scored three goals, and is one of the most mileage players per match in the entire competition.
“It’s not easy to get into the Premier League and get through so fast. It takes time. Tomas has undoubtedly helped us, and I’m not sure we would be a Premier League club without him,” Moyes told a news conference before Wednesday’s game against Manchester United.
It was clear to him from the beginning that Souček would not stay in the London team for only six months.
“Only in the event of descent would there be a chance that he would return to Slavia Prague. But we always intended to keep him. He is simply a West Ham player,” Moyes said.