One of the highlights of West Ham United’s torrid season has been the arrival of midfielder Tomas Soucek.
West Ham paid a £3.5 million loan fee to take the energetic 25-year-old for the rest of the season from Slavia Prague.
Claret and Hugh – which regularly claims to have top level sources inside West Ham, believed to be co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold – said the Hammers WILL permanently sign the Czech Republic ace in the summer if they avoid relegation this season.
West Ham had agreement in place over Soucek
There has been uncertainty over loan deals with the season restart not likely to be until well beyond the original agreement (Sky Sports).
But Claret and Hugh claimed extending Soucek’s deal would not be an issue.
If West Ham fans want answers they usually turn to trusted insider ExWHUemployee.
The anonymous Twitter and podcast personality has delivered a new verdict on Soucek’s West Ham future.
And Ex has suggested things are not clear cut over Soucek.
Insider delivers new verdict on midfielder’s transfer
“As far as I know, it hasn’t been decided yet,” ExWHUemployee responded when asked about the Soucek transfer.
“I think it was if we stay up he stays with us but who knows what’s happening with the league at this point.”
As far as I know, it hasn’t been decided yet. I think it was if we stay up he stays with us but who knows what’s happening with the league at this point https://t.co/ck7qeVzpTe
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) May 9, 2020
Losing Soucek or indeed not signing him permanently would be a massive blow to West Ham.
The towering midfielder has really impressed for West Ham since making his January switch to the London Stadium.
In four Premier League games, the 25-year-old has racked up eight tackles, eight interceptions, 12 clearances and 10 ball recoveries. He has also won 23 individual duals and 13 aerial battles (premierleague.com).
Losing running man Soucek would be a massive blow to West Ham
His workrate alone has already won him a place in the hearts of the Hammers faithful.
Against Manchester City Soucek ran EIGHT miles, further than any West Ham player before him for the last six years (The Sun).
The Czech’s athleticism, energy and determination has added a new dimension and dynamism to the side.
It would be a real shame for West Ham fans if the club does not come to an agreement to secure Soucek’s future.
Despite the financial implications of the global health crisis, £13.5million is a very reasonable fee in the modern game.