West Ham have announced the extension midfielder Tomas Soucek’s loan spell until the end of the protracted 2019/20 season.
The Czech joined the Hammers in January from Slavia Prague on a deal until the scheduled end of the season in May before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the league.
But in light of the planned resumption, Premier League rules changed to permit loan deals due to end before June 30 to extend to the revised completion of the campaign.
Soucek made four appearances, playing in games against Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.
The revised Premier League schedule will see West Ham return to action against Wolves on June 20.
The 16th-placed Hammers sit level on points with relegation-threatened Bournemouth, only ahead on goal difference.
West Ham cap off their tough restart with matches against Tottenham and Chelsea, before facing more crucial matches.
David Moyes‘ men face fellow strugglers Watford, Norwich and Aston Villa in three of their final six games.