West Ham United have announced the signing of midfielder Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague.
The Czech Republic international, who has 25 caps, has joined until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent in the summer.
Soucek is 24 years old and won the Czech league and cup double last season, scoring 18 goals.
He has netted 12 times in 26 matches this term, including strikes against Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League.
"He is young and hungry but with an established pedigree and proven talent."
Soucek has been given the No 28 shirt at West Ham.