Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Danny Mills has sent a warning to David Moyes and West Ham United over interest from other clubs in midfielder Tomas Soucek, coming after a development that GSB look set to offer him a new deal to ward off suitors.
Indeed, the same outlet recently reported that Soucek is set to be given a bumper new contract ahead of the summer window, with Mills sending a warning that they may need to tie him down as soon as possible.
The pundit hinted that Soucek would have no loyalty to stay at the London Stadium should a club come in with larger wages on offer, suggesting that the Czech sensation needs to be offered a new deal as a ‘very good idea’ in order to fend off other clubs who could ‘come sniffing’.
Mills sends Soucek warning
“I’m not sure a new contract would put him up there with the top earners and the likes of Declan Rice and Michail Antonio,” explained Mills.
“Of course, West Ham now know other teams are going to come sniffing. Let’s just say he’s on £40,000-a-week which is good money and all of a sudden a big club comes in and says ‘You know what, we want him for £60,000-a-week’. Should he have a huge degree of loyalty to West Ham? Probably not, is the answer.
“Then you’ve got to pay whatever to replace him plus wages. It’s good business, he’s a good player and he’s proven that.
“To keep him at the football club would be a very good idea.”
Transfer Tavern take
Time will tell whether Soucek is offered a new contract before the summer, but Mills has warned West Ham they could lose the 25-year-old if action isn’t taken.
Given how influential he has been for the Irons this season (top league goalscorer, second-best performer as per WhoScored), it should come as no surprise if other clubs begin testing the Hammers’ resolve regarding the Czech midfielder.
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