A shock claim has emerged about West Ham star Tomas Soucek’s contract which will leave fans baffled.
The big Czech fan favourite has looked more like his old self since Declan Rice’s departure as he is given licence to get forward more.
But the signings of Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse and the fact Lucas Paqueta is clearly a guaranteed starter will give David Moyes a major dilemma soon.
Especially as the Scot needs to fit his new £38m man Mohammed Kudus into the Hammers side too.
As a result – and with Soucek’s contract up next summer – the midfielder’s long-term future has obviously been under the microscope.
Shock claim emerges about West Ham star Tomas Soucek’s contract which will leave fans baffled
But it seems West Ham are in no doubt at all about where the 28-year-old’s future lies.
A shock claim has emerged about West Ham star Soucek’s contract which will leave fans baffled.
But, somewhat bizarrely, it has not been made public or officially announced by West Ham for reasons unknown.
Whetstone was speaking about reports that the club have re-opened talks with Soucek’s compatriot Vladimir Coufal over a new deal when he made the revelation.
‘The new contract has yet to be made public or announced by the club’
“Reports suggest talks have reopened with Vladimir Coufal on a new deal, the right back who turned 31 last month has a contract until June 2025 after the club activated a one year option last season,” Whetstone said.
“He will be almost 33 when his current contract ends so difficult to see him being offered a long term deal.
“His Czech mate 28 year old Tomas Soucek signed a new four year contract last month which has yet to be made public or announced by the club.”
Usually when a club ties down a key star to a new long-term deal they can’t wait to shout from the rooftops about it.
So why West Ham are not announcing Soucek’s new contract is rather baffling.
Perhaps the club are waiting until they submit their squad lists next week – or until the closure of the transfer windows in other leagues in case any late bids that are too good to turn down come in, however unlikely that may be.