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.
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.
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.
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.