WEST HAM have confirmed the £4million signing of Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague.
The Czech Republic international right-back has signed a three-year contract with the option of a further two seasons.
Coufal, 28, joins his ex-Slavia and current national team-mate Tomas Soucek at the Hammers.
And he is desperate to emulate the midfielder by making an instant impact at the London Stadium.
The new boy, who will wear the No5 shirt, said: “I’m very happy I am part of the West Ham family.
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“I will do everything so that West Ham will be successful.
“I know about the interest West Ham had in me for a long time but now finally I am here and I am so happy.
“Tomas told me the best things, that it’s a good stadium with good fans and perfect team-mates and staff.
“Tomas is my very good friend and I hope he will help me here.”
West Ham boss David Moyes said: “We are delighted to welcome Vladimír and his family to West Ham United.
“He is a player we have been tracking for some time now and all of our reports have been very impressive.
“He has a lot of attributes and qualities that we believe will enable him to adapt quickly to the demands of the Premier League.”
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He added: “Vladimír fits the profile of the type of player we want to bring to the football club – hungry, ambitious and determined.
“He is a proven talent with Champions League and international experience, but we believe his best years are still ahead of him here at West Ham.
“We need to give Vladimír some time to settle in and get used to his new surroundings but having Tomas Soucek here will help him in that sense, and we are confident that he will make a positive impact and prove to be a great addition to the squad.”
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