The Lowdown: Eventful times at West Ham…
After West Ham confirmed the appointment of Rob Newman in the new head of recruitment role, a change which could have a big impact on transfers, it appears that more news has emerged out of east London, this time regarding fresh terms for Coufal.
West Ham and GSB have been in talks over a new deal for their 2020 summer signing over these last few months, but an agreement had stalled over reported disputes regarding salary (Sky Sports).
The 29-year-old, who shone last season under David Moyes, is only one of the Czech Republic fan favourites subject to fresh terms at the London Stadium. His compatriot Tomas Soucek has also been touted with a blockbuster new deal, while the club also want to tie down star midfielder Declan Rice (Claret & Hugh).
In a major development, Thomas has now shared exactly how West Ham are getting on in tying down Coufal to a new contract.
The Latest: Coufal signs new deal…
As per The Athletic reporter, sharing the ‘great news‘ on his Twitter profile, Coufal has now put pen to paper on a new three-year deal with West Ham, including the option for a further year.
In a ‘huge boost‘ for Moyes, the 29-year-old has committed his long term future in east London after quickly becoming a fan favourite.
It is believed that Coufal even turns up to Rush Green on his days off and has helped change the culture at West Ham.
The Verdict: Absolutely massive…
One of the first names on Moyes’ teamsheet having started 34 league games last season, news of the right-back extending his stay is nothing short of massive for the Irons.
His dynamism and application on that right-hand side is an absolute joy to behold at times and it’s arguable that he was the Premier League’s best right-back of 2020/21.
Moyes will be delighted that Coufal looks set to remain in the east end of London for a while longer.
In other news: Reliable reporter: West Ham fans should also be ‘excited’ by another big update, find out more here.
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