West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek is undergoing his medical before his move to the London Stadium.
The Guardian reported on Monday that the 24-year-old was near a switch to join the Hammers and that is he’s valued at £16.9million.
The report explained that West Ham have had a bid accepted for the Czech Republic international and he had been just left to complete a medical and settle personal terms.
Moyes has spoken in his press conference on Tuesday concerning the 24-year-old and claimed he could be a great addition to the West Ham ranks.
He said the imminent medical that Soucek will undertake and believes he will add decent experience.
“I’m hoping that he’s in the midst of his medical just now. I think that he gives us a lot of different facets, but more importantly, he fits the profile of the player we want to bring to West Ham,” Moyes stated in his press conference, as quoted by the club’s official site.
“I said we wanted to bring in young players, but also experienced gamers who could help us out. He is captain of Slavia Prague. He’s played as a defensive midfielder, but he has scored lots of goals as an attacking midfielder also. At the moment he ticks a whole lot of boxes. We will need to give him an opportunity and time to settle in.”
Soucek seems to be on the verge of completing a move to West Ham and he is an enormous addition to the squad.
The central midfielder will add some additional options in the middle of the park, as currently there isn’t much more beyond Declan Rice and captain Mark Noble.
Soucek has 12 goals in 26 matches across all competitions this campaign for Slavia Prague and that’s mainly been from working in a deep-lying midfield role.