According to a report from Football.London, Conor Coventry could be a big winner if West Ham fail to sign Tomas Soucek on a permanent basis in the summer.
The Hammers signed the 25-capped Czech international on loan from Slavia Prague in January.
West Ham had to pay a £3.5 million fee in order to make that happen, and could make the deal a permanent one for an extra £13.5 million if they stay up this season (The Guardian).
Soucek has really impressed for the Hammers thus far. In four Premier League games, the 25-year-old has racked up eight tackles, eight interceptions, 12 clearances and 10 ball recoveries (premierleague.com).
If West Ham do go down and fail to sign the Czech ace it will be a big disappointment for the club’s fans.
But Football.London claims that there could be one bit of good news if that is the case. They suggest that Conor Coventry is very highly thought of at the club, and could be given a chance to shine in the absence of Soucek.
The 19-year-old joined Lincoln City in January, and has already been dubbed the ‘Irish Iniesta’ by the League One club.
The youngster is clearly a very exciting talent.
But asking Coventry to fill Soucek’s shoes, if the Czech doesn’t stay on at the London Stadium, would put a lot of pressure on the him.