West Ham’s Tomáš Souček has labelled the club a ‘paradise’, making it clear he’d like to extend his stay beyond the summer.
The midfielder joined the Hammers on loan from Slavia Prague in the January transfer window as manager David Moyes looked to add steel to his midfield.
He’s proven to be a smart signing thus far, starting in three of his four Premier League appearances to date and earning generally positive reviews for his performances.
The loan deal includes an option for the Hammers to make it permanent in the summer and, if Souček’s comments about the club are anything to go by, he would like that to happen.
“I admit I didn’t expect it to be such a change,” he told Slavia Prague’s official YouTube channel.
“I’m glad to be here. It’s a paradise, from those picking me up at the airport to the team and the people around.
“I like historic teams, and that’s West Ham. We went to the centre and the first person to recognise me was a worker who just got out of the canal.
“He was crossing his arms like the two Hammers West Ham have in their badge. In the sixty thousand capacity of the stadium, there are fifty-five thousand permanent fans.”
Whether Souček gets the opportunity to make his stay in London a longer one remains to be seen.
West Ham will be first focused on staying in the Premier League when it returns if it does at all, before they commit themselves to any transfer business.
From his short time at the club so far, he certainly looks like he’d be a good fit for what Moyes wants, although as always, money will likely be the deciding factor.