West Ham 'great news' hailed by pundit after Coufal update from Athletic
Vladimir Coufal’s commitment to a new contract “is great news” for West Ham, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 29-year-old has been “a revelation” since arriving to the London Stadium.
According to The Athletic (2nd October), the right-back has agreed a three-year deal with the option of a further year.
Coufal put pen to paper on a three-year contract upon his arrival from Slavia Prague in October 2020.
He has been a stalwart of David Moyes’ side since and has contributed eight assists in 44 appearances across all competitions.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the reported news, Campbell said: “Coufal has been a revelation.
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“There was talk about him maybe leaving so it’s great news for the club to get him tied down. Any team worth their salt gets their best players on long-term contracts.
“I am pleased that West Ham have got him tied up.
“He is a very good right-back and a solid defender. There are not many better than him in the Premier League.”
Jamie Carragher raved about Coufal when speaking on Sky Sports in May: “I love Coufal, I love him!”
“He plays week-in, week-out, he’s maybe not the most eye-catching going forward, but I just think he’s been brilliant and sums up West Ham’s season.”