Tomas Soucek’s future with West Ham United is now in doubt after David Moyes has looked at bringing in a number of different midfielders, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Soucek’s West Ham career
However, Irons insider ExWHUemployee recently dropped a surprising update, claiming that West Ham are now willing to entertain offers for the 27-year-old this summer as contract talks between the two parties have failed to progress.
The Latest: Jones’ West Ham claim
With Moyes on a quest to bolster West Ham’s options in midfield, Jones believes that this could be a sign that Soucek’s place in the team is now in doubt.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, he claimed: “Obviously, they are being linked with other midfielders at the moment.
“Kalvin Phillips and James Ward-Prowse have both been linked. I don’t think anything’s imminent on either of those, but it’s interesting that they’re the sort of players that are being linked. Obviously, Jesse Lingard is still being talked about as well.
“If there are these midfield players being talked about, then you wonder what’s happening there. I do think it’s a situation to keep an eye on.”
The Verdict: Would be a surprise if he goes
Since arriving at Rush Green, Soucek has proven to be an important player for Moyes’ team, starting 72 of their 76 top-flight matches over the last two campaigns.
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been very complimentary of West Ham’s first-choice midfield pairing, claiming that Soucek and Declan Rice do ‘everything’ at an ‘incredible volume’.
Therefore, the rumours suggesting an exit from east London for the Czech stalwart may come as a surprise, leaving fans wondering who Moyes will bring in as the 27-year-old’s prospective replacement.
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