West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek is allegedly admired by Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte.
That’s according to Alasdair Gold who covers Tottenham news for Football London.
The Spurs reporter claims that Antonio Conte is set for transfer talks with Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici ahead of the summer window.
It will likely be a busy summer ahead over in N17 and the same can be said for West Ham.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to adequately bolster his ranks at the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.
One thing that Scot cannot afford to do, however, is let any key players leave. It seems as though one West Ham player in particular faces an uncertain future though.
As covered right here on Hammers News, Moyes allegedly could be open to the idea of selling Czech Republic international Tomas Soucek at the end of the season. We would be hugely surprised if that does indeed happen. Moyes plays the 27-year-old week in, week out after all.
If Soucek is moved on though, it seems as though he might get the chance to hang around in London…
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is a keen admirer of West Ham ace Tomas Soucek
Alasdair Gold, who covers Tottenham news for Football London, has suggested that the Spurs boss is a fan of the Hammers midfielder:
“As for Tomas Soucek, there are suggestions that Conte is a fan but unless there’s an unexpected departure this summer then Spurs seem pretty well stocked for defensive central midfielders with Bentancur, Hojbjerg and Skipp.”
Now, Conte may well be a fan of Soucek, but even if West Ham did decide to sell him, he wouldn’t be allowed to join Tottenham.
Transfers between the two clubs are very rare and the last time it happened was way back in 2011 when Scott Parker swapped East London for North London.
Soucek is still a vitally important player for West Ham. Sure, he hasn’t been at his best this season but it is worth remembering that his role has changed in order to accommodate Declan Rice’s transformation into more of a box-to-box midfielder.
The 27-year-old is so vital to the Hammers from set-pieces, both defensively and inside the final third.
Selling him this summer would be utter madness. Allowing him to join Tottenham, however, would be inexcusably negligent.