West Ham have confirmed the signing of Czech Republic international Vladimír Coufal from Slavia Prague on a contract until the summer of 2023 with the option of a further two years.
The defender, who arrives for an undisclosed fee, has been capped eight times by his country, and he joins current national team colleague Tomáš Souček at London Stadium.
"I’m very happy I am part of the West Ham family," said Coufal, who will wear the No5 shirt. "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.
“Tomáš told me on the best things, that it’s a good stadium with good fans and perfect teammates and staff. Tomáš is my very good friend and I hope he will help me here.”
Manager David Moyes also had kind words to welcome the new signing.
"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.