The Lowdown: Coufal linked with West Ham exit
Earlier this month, it was claimed that the full-back had been in talks over a potential move to Bayer Leverkusen, who he could imagine playing for.
With that in mind, it seems as though an exit from the London Stadium could be just around the corner for Coufal.
The Latest: West Ham willing to sell Coufal in January
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sheth was asked about the possibility of seeing the defender wave goodbye to West Ham once the winter transfer window opens for business.
He said: “That is definitely one to look out for.
“There’s somebody I’ve been speaking to about Coufal and the feeling I’m getting is that the January transfer window could be one where West Ham will say ‘thank you for your service, but we’re going to move in a different direction and we’re going to allow you to go’.”
The Verdict: A risk for West Ham
Across the nine league games he’s played in this season, Coufal has still managed to rack up a combined total of 29 tackles and interceptions, which is more than the likes of Aaron Cresswell (27) and Kurt Zouma (17), who have played more minutes than him in the league.
This highlights what the Czech Republic international is able to offer the team when called upon.
Even though the 30-year-old has seemingly lost his place in the starting XI for West Ham’s league games, we feel that letting him go in January could be a risk, especially if they end up needing him beyond that should any of their other defensive options pick up an injury.
Although, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, letting him leave in January could be the only time for the club to cash in on him rather than risk seeing him leave as a free agent in the summer.