Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek has allegedly opened talks with West Ham about a new four-year contract.

That’s according to high level insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that the Hammers have set the ball rolling by opening discussions with the 26-year-old’s representatives.

Soucek joined West Ham from Slavia Prague originally on loan in January 2020 before making his move to the London Stadium a permanent one just five months later.

Read also: West Ham insider makes claim on Moyes’ opinion of Rob Newman transfer suggestions

The Czech Republic international has been a hugely influential figure for the Hammers and is one of the most important players David Moyes has at his disposal.

West Ham have opened talks with Tomas Soucek over a new deal
Photo by Federico Maranesi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Soucek has bagged 16 goals in 83 games for the East London outfit (Transfermarkt).

The 26-year-old doesn’t stop running, he’s like the marathon man! The former Slavia Prague ace gives absolutely everything for West Ham. He’s hard as nails and never leaves anything out on the pitch.

West Ham open new contract talks with Tomas Soucek

Claret and Hugh reckon that talks have begun regarding a new four-year deal for the energetic midfielder.

If the club and player manage to reach an agreement, his new contract at the London Stadium will run until the summer of 2026.

That’s obviously very good news.

Claret and Hugh claim that Soucek is valued at around £45 million by West Ham.

Soucek has been nowhere near his best this season, but he is still a vitally important player for us, especially from set-pieces at both ends of the pitch.

Crystal Palace v West Ham United - Premier League
Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images

It also must be mentioned how his role has changed somewhat this season in order to enable Declan Rice to bomb forward more.

Whether or not that has been for the good of the team is a debate for another time. However, what can’t be debated is that Soucek’s goalscoring ability has been impacted by that change.

The 26-year-old is hugely popular at the London Stadium and keeping him around for the foreseeable future will be key to our hopes of making genuine progress.

Soucek is a key figure in David Moyes’s side. Hopefully he finds the form he was in last season during the final 15 games this term and helps fire us into contention for the Champions League places.

Read also:

Clueless Paul Merson makes laughable Declan Rice claim

Report: Moyes sends scouts on mission as he prepares final £30 million striker decision

West Ham reportedly still in pole position to sign ‘unbelievable’ £15 million PL ace

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Club News