West Ham United has announced the permanent signing of loanee Tomas Soucek as he impressed the Hammers during his spell in the Premier League.
Having joined on loan from Slavia Prague in January until the end of the season,the Czech Republic international produced some impressive performances that has caught the eye of the Hammers.
West Ham had on option in the loan agreement to sign the 25-year-old on a permanent deal should they secure Premier League survival.
Drawing 1-1 to Manchester United on Wednesday mathematically confirmed their stay in the Premier League for the next campaign meaning they could trigger the midfielder’s £15m option to buy.
Soucek has signed a-four-year deal with The Hammers and boss David Moyes is delighted to have the midfielder on board for a long term.
He told Sky Sports: ‘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.’
‘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.’
Soucek played 12 games for West Ham this season scoring three goals with winners against Chelsea and Watford notably.