West Ham boss David Moyes could be on the verge of a big mistake by selling Tomas Soucek for just £30 million this summer.

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The Hammers chief is apparently open to selling Soucek for around £30 million this summer with the likes of Everton thought to be chasing his signature.

The Czech Republic international joined the Hammers on loan way back in January 2020.

He was an instant hit at the London Stadium and West Ham made his move a permanent one for around £15 million in July 2020 (Daily Mail).

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After his form tailed off last season though, David Moyes is seemingly reluctant to offer the 27-year-old a new contract according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.

And it seems as though Soucek could be moved on this summer, with the Hammers allegedly chasing a deal to sign Amadou Onana from Lille.

David Moyes could be on the verge of a huge mistake

If the Scot does decide to sell Tomas Soucek this summer, he may well end up regretting it.

Sure, the Czech Republic international wasn’t great last season but in all fairness to him, he was asked to play a completely different role by Moyes.

Over the past year, Declan Rice has been transformed into more of a box-to-box, marauding central midfielder from a deep-lying one. At the same time, Soucek has been asked to perform the sitting role.

David Moyes would be making a huge mistake if he sold Tomas Soucek this summer
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Soucek scored 10 Premier League goals in the 2020/21 season, having perfected the timing of his runs into the penalty box. He played as the most advanced central midfielder, and it worked.

The Czech Republic international was well off the boil last season though. He bagged just five goals in the league (Transfermarkt).

Soucek’s worst attribute is his passing ability and the way in which he slows down our transition. So it’s baffling that he was asked to play the so-called ‘anchor role’ for West Ham last term. It just doesn’t make sense.

A lot of the good work that the Czech Republic international does goes unnoticed. He runs more than any other West Ham player and his effectiveness in the air both defensively and offensively is something that we really miss when he doesn’t play.

And if David Moyes ends up selling Soucek this summer, it could be a huge mistake.

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