The Hammers are conscious that they’ve a a lot sought-after asset on their arms, however haven’t any intention of parting with a Czech midfielder any time quickly
Tomas Soucek’s exploits for West Ham and the Czech Republic are reported to have seen admiring glances solid in his course by Manchester United, however Hammers coach Stuart Pearce says the in-form midfielder is “not going anyplace”.
The 26-year-old has loved a standout 2020-21 marketing campaign within the Premier League, with 9 targets recorded by means of 29 appearances for David Moyes’ European-chasing outfit.
A primary worldwide hat-trick has additionally been netted in 2022 World Cup qualifying, permitting Soucek’s stock to continue rising and for more transfer speculation to rage around him.
What has been stated?
Pearce has sought to quash the rumours earlier than they get out of hand, telling talkSPORT of Soucek: “No, he’s joyful right here and he’s not going anyplace, that’s for certain.
“He’s been good right here, I’ve acquired to say. Dave introduced him into the membership in January of final season and since then he’s simply been good.
“He’s acquired an exquisite angle to work, on his days off he is available in to work, he’s simply actually an absolute pleasure to work with.
“As a person he’s high-quality. He and [Vladimir] Coufal, the 2 Czech boys, they’ve each been good.
“And Tomas generally is a handful, too. England will face Czech Republic within the [Euro 2020] group levels and his skill in each packing containers is very, superb.”
How a lot did West Ham spend on Soucek?
Moyes initially put a mortgage settlement in place with Slavia Prague, however noticed sufficient by means of 13 appearances to counsel that Soucek was value maintaining round.
West Ham subsequently pushed by means of a everlasting deal, with appreciable worth now being present in a switch that was value round £19 million ($26m).
Who else is producing switch speak at West Ham?
Having struck gold with Soucek in January 2020, the Hammers repeated the trick a 12 months on when prising Jesse Lingard away from Manchester United.
He’s one other that arrived on the London Stadium on a short-term mortgage settlement, however the expectation is that Moyes will look to push through another deal in the summer for a participant that has forced his way back into the England fold.
Pearce added on the 28-year-old playmaker, who has registered 5 targets and two assists for West Ham: “I’m delighted Jesse is again within the England squad.
“When he first joined us at West Ham I requested him if he had aspirations for England, he stated he did and he’s satisfied me, his type has been good.
“Jesse is admittedly good, he’s been good. He’s acquired a beautiful, bubbly persona on the pitch, he’s filled with power.
“And extra importantly it’s his sport time, when he’s getting sport time he’s a extremely good participant.
“West Ham has been good for him and he’s been good for West Ham, it’s honest to say.”