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West Ham United: Paddy Kenny makes Vladimir Coufal exit claim

West Ham United: Paddy Kenny makes Vladimir Coufal exit claim -West Ham News

Speaking to Football Insider, Paddy Kenny has made a West Ham United exit claim involving Vladimir Coufal following some news this week.

The Lowdown: Ben Johnson contract extension triggered…

As broken by reliable journalist Jack Rosser of The Evening Standard, the Irons and GSB have just made a big contract move this week regarding one of their outstanding talents.

Indeed, West Ham have apparently activated a two-year extension clause in Ben Johnson’s deal as they look to fend off rival interest in the Premier League.

The Englishman has been a revelation under manager David Moyes overall this season while Coufal, having struggled with fitness issues, has been questioned by comparison.

Amid this development, Kenny has made a possible exit claim regarding the Czech defender.

The Latest: Kenny makes Coufal exit claim…

Speaking to Football Insider, the pundit and former Sheffield United goalkeeper claimed that Johnson’s extension could plunge the Czech Republic international’s future at West Ham into doubt.

He explained: “He’s [Coufal] an unbelievable player who might be losing his place.

“West Ham clearly believe this young lad is going to be the future.

“It’s a long season so there will be plenty of chances for the both of them to play.

“If Moyes starts picking Johnson over Coufal, then Coufal might just think about leaving.

“He probably has another big move in him and he won’t want to spend the next few years on the bench.

“West Ham have to make a choice about who their number one left-back is.

“If Coufal thinks he’s number two he will be off and he will definitely be able to find a move.”

The Verdict: Good point?

Depending on Johnson’s form in Coufal’s absence, with the latter having undergone surgery on a hernia, it could be a long fightback for one of Moyes’ heroes of last season.

However, we certainly shouldn’t discount the 29-year-old as being able to battle with Johnson for a place under Moyes, and in an ideal universe, both players would be comfortable rotating as solid right-back options for West Ham in the near future.

In other news: ‘My understanding’…West Ham transfer reveal out of Rush Green involving ‘exceptional’ star, find out more here.

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