Tomas Soucek will only leave West Ham this summer if a Champions League club come in with an offer for his services.
That’s according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown who told Give Me Sport that the Hammers don’t actually want the 27-year-old midfielder to leave the London Stadium.
However, that allegedly could happen, but only if a Champions League club come in with a ‘really good offer’ for the Czech Republic international.
Soucek joined West Ham originally on loan in January 2020 and made his move to the London Stadium a permanent one for around £15 million just six months later (The Daily Mail).
The 6ft 4in Hammers ace was absolutely brilliant during his first 18 months with the club.
He bagged 10 Premier League goals in his first full Premier League season for West Ham but his form deteriorated last term.
He was asked to play a new role by David Moyes though.
Soucek’s worst attribute is his passing ability and the way in which he slows down our transition. So it’s baffling that he has been asked to play the so-called ‘anchor role’ for West Ham this term. It just doesn’t make sense.
And there have recently been claims that the 27-year-old could actually leave the Hammers, most notably from high-level club insiders Claret and Hugh.
It seems as though there is only a small chance of that happening though…
Tomas Soucek would only leave West Ham for Champions League football
That’s according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown who told Give Me Sport that the 27-year-old leaving the London Stadium will be unlikely in the summer transfer window:
“They certainly don’t want him to leave; they’ve made him an offer. I doubt he does leave. I think he’s happy there. He only leaves if a Champions League club comes in for him with a really good offer. I think at the moment he’s quite content to stay.”
We would love to see Moyes play Soucek in his correct position next season.
The Scot needs to give the 27-year-old the chance to prove that he still has what it takes to make a difference for this Hammers team.
It’s also worth noting that when Soucek isn’t playing, how much more vulnerable we look when defending set-pieces.
We truly believe that the Czech ace still has a lot to offer at the London Stadium.
And allowing Soucek to leave West Ham this summer would be a big mistake. If a Champions League club does come in with a good offer though, it would be no surprise to see the owners move him on.