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West Ham’s obligation to buy

Former Slavia Prague forward Stanislav Vicek says Tomas Soucek’s loan will automatically become a permanent deal if West Ham stay in the Premier League.

Vicek who now employed as a scout by Slavia Prague was speaking  Czech media outlet Ruik  when he made the claim.

It had earlier been suggested that West Ham had an option to buy on Soucek if they survived relegation but sources in the Czech Republic insist it is an obligation if the Hammers survive relegation.

The Slavia Prague chairman Jaroslav Tvrdik previously confirmed the finances of the transfer of Tomas Soucek to West Ham explaining on social media that there is a €4.5m  (£3.75m) loan fee and an additional €16.2m (£13.5m) to make the deal permanent if West Ham stayed in the Premier League.

The twenty four year old  scored 10 goals in 19 appearances for Slavia Prague this season and has 25 international caps for the Czech Republic.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “West Ham’s obligation to buy

  1. Looks a good signing for us. I don’t rate Moyes as a manager but I have to admit I am positive to the signings of Soucek and Bowen. I would not mind Moyes taking up a DOF role within the club as he thinks outside the box when it comes to signings and so far his signings have been good on his second return.

  2. I think we’ll be looking back at this transfer window as successful. Souceck, Bowen and Randolph…all very good players. johnham1 suggestion of Moyes as DOF well worth consideration in the longer term!! Great idea. Already concerned about him as manager (awful Masuaku substitution and underuse Fornals in favour of Lanzini…)…

  3. Moyes has been a very good manager for us given the circumstances he has had to take over in. He has a great record of buying young hungry improving players who go onto be internationals and he always favours players with a high work rate which is probably the one quality I think West Ham fans want to see above all others. If we stay up and hes given a few transfer windows, I have no doubt he will turn us into a competing in european competition every year.

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