West Ham United could make their third signing from Slavia Prague in the space of 18 months.
According to a report from insiders Claret & Hugh, Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal ‘could easily be joined’ by striker Abdallah Sima this summer.
19-year-old Sima has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season. Four of those goals came during Slavia’s run to the last eight of the Europa League, in which he scored at the King Power as they stunned Leicester at the end of February.
‘Clubs notice’ talents like Sima
Premier League legend Petr Cech claims ‘there aren’t many players like’ Sima in Europe.
“When a player appears who, at such a young age, succeeds in senior football, starts scoring goals and produces in Europe, clubs notice,” he said, speaking to iSport.
Transfer Tavern verdict
It’s clear that West Ham are looking to repeat the trick here – Soucek and Coufal have both been revelations since they moved to the London Stadium.
Coufal joined at the end of the window for just £4.5million and the right-back has been almost an ever-present, playing 90 minutes in all but one match, and has contributed five assists (via Transfermarkt).
Breaking The Lines’ James Lloyd wrote that the right-back could be considered ‘the bargain of the summer‘.
The Irons may just have hit on a hugely effective recruitment strategy.
In other news, West Ham have made an enquiry for this ‘keeper.
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