West Ham confirm the signing of Tomas Soucek on a four-year deal as Hammers trigger £15m option to buy the midfielder after impressive loan spell
- West Ham have confirmed the signing of Tomas Soucek on a four-year deal
- The 25-year-old has performed well during his loan spell with the club
- The Hammers had a £15m option to buy if they secured Premier League safety
- Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Man United mathematically secured their status
West Ham United have confirmed that Tomas Soucek will remain at the club on a permanent basis, having impressed during his loan spell with the Premier League club.
The Czech Republic international has performed well during his loan spell with The Hammers, having joined from Slavia Prague in January until the end of the season.
West Ham had an option in the loan agreement to sign the 25-year-old on a permanent deal so as long as they secured Premier League survival.
West Ham have confirmed the permanent signing of loan midfielder Tomas Soucek
The 25-year-old has impressed during his short term spell with The Hammers this season
Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford mathematically confirmed their place in the top flight next season, meaning The Hammers could trigger the £15million option to buy the midfielder.
Soucek has put pen to paper on a four-year deal and Hammers boss David Moyes is delighted that he has the midfielder on board for a long term basis.
‘I have always believed it would be a permanent deal because I knew it was subject to us being in the Premier League and I always felt that we would be a Premier League club so I never really had any great worries about Tomas,’ he told Sky Sports News.
West Ham have exercised their £15m option to buy Soucek after securing top flight survival
On Friday, the Hammers confirmed the permanent signing of the midfield enforcer
‘The biggest concern was how well and how quickly he could fit into the Premier League. I think all the other things connected to him were good – he could score, he could run, he was a good footballer. So it was more to see how he would fit in.
‘I was always confident he would be here with us. But I am glad to get it out of the way because I’ve been asked the question a few times.’
The midfielder has scored three goals in his 12 Premier League appearances for the club, notably striking in wins against Chelsea and Watford.
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