Former Premier League midfielder Paul Scholes has labelled West Ham ace Tomas Soucek as ‘sensational’.

The 26-year-old Czech Republic international has been a revelation since arriving in east London and continues to impress in claret and blue.

Despite predominantly operating as a defensive midfielder, the powerful ace scored 10 league goals last term.

Speaking to Premier League Productions (24/10/21 1:55 pm), Scholes compared Soucek to another of David Moyes’ former stars.

He reminds me so much of [Marouane] Fellaini at Everton. Never really involved in the game. Never really plays football. But in both boxes, he is sensational.

So far this season the 47-cap Czech has scored once and provided one assist in nine league outings.


Given the comparable aerial prowess from deep, comparisons to the Belgian destroyer are accurate.

Early indications this season would suggest Soucek has taken a backseat in the midfield and allowed Declan Rice to be the more progressive of the duo.

That change shouldn’t detract from the Czech bulwark’s threat in the area and Moyes will no doubt be working tirelessly to get both involved in attacking phases.

Signed for £15million following a successful loan spell (Sky Sports), it’s fair to say West Ham got a bargain on the £37.8million valued man.

Who Is The Better Player?

Tomas Soucek

Marouane Fellaini