West Ham United signed with Alex Kral on loan for the season from Spartak Moscow.
The 23-year-old is joining the team to make the move permanent at the end of the season and will join his compatriots and former Slavia Prague teammates Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Kufalu at the London stadium.
Kral has played 22 times for the Czech Republic and four times in the European Championships this summer. The defensive midfielder has become West Ham’s fourth summer player after the arrival of Kurt Zuma, Alphonse Areola and Nikola Vlašić.
“I am delighted to welcome Alex to West Ham United,” Moyes told whufc.com. “He will provide good competition in the center of midfield. This is another young talented player who we believe has great potential and who will be able to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.
“We originally rented him and I hope he will make a valuable contribution over the course of the season, especially with our busier match schedule.
“Alex is another recognized Czech national team player and we hope he has the same characteristics and thirst as Tomas and Vladimir.”