22. Tomas Kalas

22. Tomas Kalas profile image

Player Information

Position
Defender
D.O.B.
15 May 1993
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Nationality
Czech

City recruited Tomas Kalas to their defensive ranks on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The versatile 25-year-old can play either as a right-back or centre-back, becoming Lee Johnson's ninth summer signing.

After signing for Chelsea in 2010, Kalas rejoined former side Sigma Olomouc before spending two seasons at Vitesse Arnhem.

He spent the first of two loan spells at FC Cologne before he was recalled to his parent club and made his Chelsea debut in a 2-0 win against Arsenal in October 2013. He would return to the German club on loan though, before he was loaned to Middlesbrough, where Kalas helped the Smoggies reach the Premier League after winning promotion from the Championship in 2015/16.

He then spent the 2016/17 campaign and last season with Fulham, who he also helped win promotion to the top flight.

Kalas has 16 caps for Czech Republic, with two goals.

TOMAS KALAS IN PROFILE

Nickname: Tomas
Hometown: Olomouc
Joined from: Chelsea (season-long loan)
Instagram: @kalato33