Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have erupted over more news involving defender Vladimir Coufal in what has been an eventful week for the 29-year-old.
As first reported by journalist Roshane Thomas of The Athletic, Coufal has put pen to paper on a new deal at the London Stadium and one which will extend his stay by a further three years.
The Czech Republic international was arguably one of West Ham’s standout performers last year, finishing the 2020/2021 Premier League season with 2.1 tackles per 90 on average – the joint-highest number in David Moyes’ squad (WhoScored).
He has been rewarded with his start to life in east London with a bumper new contract, and now more news has emerged on Coufal in what could be a boost for West Ham over the international break.
As relayed by football.london, the ace has decided to withdraw from his national side’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers – prioritising recovery given he has been struggling with a recent groin problem.
Coufal will now gain some rest over the next fortnight with the hope of returning for West Ham on October 17 fit and firing ahead a congested schedule.
Upon hearing that he won’t link up with the Czech Republic after all, many Irons supporters are thrilled and believe it will come as a boost for Moyes.
Find all of their verdicts on the news down below.
West Ham fans erupt over Coufal news…
“Great news for us”
“What a superstar – a real Hammer! Well done, Coufi, and thank you! “
“I love this from Vlad”
“Good news for West Ham, hope it doesn’t affect Czech Republic too much. Could tell he was struggling on Sunday and the break will do him a world of good. Just wish we could do the same for Antonio, Rice, Soucek and Fornals”
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