Kevin Phillips claims that West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek is worth up to £50million amid Man United interest.
The former Sunderland striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed that the Czech midfielder has been an ‘unbelievable’ signing for the Irons.
Soucek arrived at the London Stadium in January 2020 and had an immediate impact, scoring three goals in 13 appearances to steer David Moyes’ side away from the relegation zone.
He has continued to impress this season with eight goals in 23 Premier League outings so far this campaign.
This form has led to transfer interest and this site has revealed that Manchester United have scouts closely monitoring the 25-year-old with West Ham braced for bids in the summer.
When asked to place a valuation on Soucek, Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, “How much is he worth? How long is a piece of string?
“Let’s put it this way, he’s a Premier League player who’s one of the best in his position in the league.
“He scores goals, he’s an aerial threat, you’ve got to put him in the £40, £50million mark.
“When you look at Gylfi Sigurdsson and Morgan Schneiderlin who went for that money years ago, you’ve got to be looking at £40, £50 million, simple as that.
“He’s a player performing in the Premier League, he’s not just doing it against any side, he’s doing it against them all and he’s turned into an unbelievable signing for West Ham.”
Soucek has been a key player for the Hammers this season as Moyes’ side continue to impress after narrowly avoiding the drop last year.
West Ham are next in action on Monday night when they welcome strugglers Sheffield United to the London Stadium.