West Ham insider source ExWHUEmployee has revealed that a number of top European side are having their heads turned by the scintillating performances of Czech international Tomas Soucek.
According to BBC Sport, the Czech stalwart was bought for the sum of £19 million, but West Ham could find themselves with an emerging dilemma.
When West Ham signed the Czech international permanently from Slavia Prague in the summer window for such a fee, few would have expected him to transform the Irons at both ends of the pitch.
The 26-year-old has excelled this season in the Premier League in front of goal, having scored nine goals in his 29 outings for the Hammers, who find themselves just two points off fourth-placed Chelsea.
Discussing interest in the bulwark’s services from elsewhere, the insider said:
“Well there is already some European clubs looking. I mean, there’s obviously been no offer for him. But there are, worryingly, people [circling] now because you wouldn’t not notice him.
“You see a midfielder both on the international stage and in the Premier League, you know, for a team that’s sitting fifth in the Premier League now, and he’s scoring that many goals, you would help but notice him, would you?”
In many ways, the interest is a compliment to Soucek’s ability to transform the club offensively and defensively.
The insider is justified in his claims; who wouldn’t notice Soucek given his form?
If West Ham do indeed see bids come in for Soucek, they will surely be able to command a gargantuan fee for such a natural Premier League player barely into his contract.
With a hattrick for his country coming recently against Estonia in the World Cup qualifiers, his goal-scoring feats are further evidence of a defensive midfielder with attacking wildcards up his sleeve that would make most strikers proud.