Frank McAvennie hailed the performance of new West Ham recruit Vladimir Coufal in the win over Leicester City.

The Irons legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 28-year-old looks to be a “fantastic signing” after a “big” display at the King Power Stadium.

Coufal started the game at right-wing back in the absence of the injured Ryan Fredericks and kept a clean sheet on his debut in a 3-0 victory for David Moyes’s side.

The club confirmed the capture of the Czech Republic international from Slavia Prague just two days before Sunday’s win.

He put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the London Stadium with the option of an extra two years.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the full-back’s debut, McAvennie said: “I thought Coufal put in a big performance at Leicester.

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“He looks like a fantastic signing.

“I felt sorry for him though. In his photograph he looked like a rabbit caught in headlights. It was brilliant!

“Listen, he can look however he likes because he put in a great performance.”

Speaking after Sunday’s win over the Foxes, Coufal said:”It was the perfect debut for me.

“Before the match I was a little nervous, but I must say thank you to all my teammates because they’ve supported me every day since I joined, and especially Tomas (Soucek).

“The level of football in the Premier League was as high as I expected. It was very fast and very hard, but now it’s a dream come true and perfect for me.”

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