Jan Sýkora has officially become a Lech player. Having passed all medical tests, the 26-year-old Czech winger signed a contract with the club from Poznań that will last until 2024.
Sýkora is a homegrown player of FC Viktoria Plzeň, however, his professional senior career bloomed at Slavia Prague where he competed in 56 games, scoring 7 goals and getting 15 assists. The winger spent the past 1.5 years on loan at other Czech teams. In spring 2019 he wore the shirt of Slovan Liberec and scored 9 goals and assisted his teammates 6 times – the 4th best combined result in the whole league.
“My strengths? For sure my speed, technique and good control of the ball. I had the chance to see a few Lech Poznań games from last season and I know that they’re focused on the offence which means they also score a lot of goals. That’s the style of play that I believe I will align with perfectly,” explained Lech’s new transfer.
The Plzeň-born winger has 10 national team appearances on his account. So far, he has scored one goal whilst wearing the Czech shirt, in the friendly match against Iceland back in 2017. “After long negotiations, we finally reached an agreement with Slavia Prague which makes us very happy because Sýkora is a perfect fit for our offensive style of play. We have been observing him for a while now, got to watch him play live a few times. I even saw him perform in person, hence I am sure that he is the kind of winger we have been looking for,” explained Lech’s Sporting Director, Tomasz Rząsa.
The 26-year-old arrived in Poznań on Sunday and the next day he underwent medical tests before signing a contract until 2024. “I am thrilled with Lech and the warm welcome I have received. I know that I am joining a big club with 7 national titles on their account and a huge fanbase. I haven’t had the chance to experience the match atmosphere yet but I did see a few videos on the internet and I cannot wait to witness the fans’ support in real life,” emphasised the player.
“This stadium feels like a Premier League venue. In the Czech Republic we have a few beautiful football grounds but even Slavia’s stadium, which is the biggest in the country, is half the size of the one in Poznań. I know that because of the pandemic the ground can only be filled in up to 50% of its full capacity, but I am looking forward to performing in front of the full stadium. It will undoubtedly be an amazing experience,” highlighted Sýkora.