Sources: Tottenham offered West Ham star Tomas Soucek in surprise twist
Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign West Ham star Tomas Soucek, Football Insider understands.
The Czech midfielder’s future is up in the air with talks over a new contract stalling and this site revealed last week (26 May) his relationship with David Moyes has disintegrated.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Soucek has been offered to them via agents in a surprising new twist.
Soucek’s position at West Ham is shrouded by uncertainty and that is not just due to negotiations over pay rise and extended deal.
It is believed there has also been tension behind the scenes between the midfielder, 26, and manager Moyes.
A source with knowledge of West Ham position’s has told Football Insider that there is a very real chance Soucek will be sold this summer.
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But the possibility of him joining Tottenham has been played down, partly due to the historical relationship between the boards of the two clubs.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is known to have blocked transfers in the past, most notably an Emmanuel Adebayor loan move at the eleventh hour, partly due to enmity rising from the Olympic Stadium deal.
Nevertheless, West Ham could have a big decision to make over whether to cash in on Soucek, whose contract expires in the summer of 2024.
Football Insider revealed earlier this year (11 February) that negotiations had opened over a new deal for the central midfielder.
Soucek has been a huge success for the London club since signing in January 2020, initially on a loan deal.
That was subsequently converted into a permanent transfer in the summer of that year for around £15million.
He has been a virtual ever-present in David Moyes’ midfield since his arrival, including the just-completed season in which he made 47 starts among 51 appearances in all competitions.
In total, he has made 105 appearances for West Ham, which have yielded an impressive 19 goals from his defensive midfield role.
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