Key update emerges over Tomas Soucek’s Hammers future

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West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has been an important figure for a number of years, and now a big update has emerged regarding his future at the London Stadium.

The 28-year-old joined the Hammers back in the summer of 2020, arriving from Slavia Prague and being tasked with boosting the quality in the midfield.

In the three years that have passed, Soucek has enjoyed so much success in a West Ham shirt, providing goals and muscle in the middle of the park, not to mention winning the UEFA Europa Conference League last season.

Overall, the Czech has scored 26 goals in 165 appearances, including 10 in the Premier League during the 2020/21 season, in what a memorable first year in east London.

Soucak is out of contract at West Ham at the end of the current campaign, however, and according to an update from Football Insider, talks over an extension have “stalled in the last year”.

There is the option for the Hammers to retain his services for another 12 months, but Inter Milan have been linked with a move for him, clouding the situation.

It is claimed that West Ham are “keen” to keep hold of Soucek, but the situation isn’t clear when it comes to him committing his future to the club.

Losing Soucek would be a clear blow for the Hammers, considering what an influential figure he has been for some time and how key he continues to be, having started seven out of eight Premier League games in 2023/24 to date.

Still only 28, West Ham would arguably be losing him at his peak if he were to move on next summer, with another year at the London Stadium making far more sense.

At that point, it could be that a move away materialises for Soucek, but for now, he still has so much to offer, bringing a nice balance to the midfield alongside the likes of Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse.

The ball does appear to be in the player’s court, given the fact that his club seem happy with him, so he needs to decide whether or not he has come as far as he can in a West Ham shirt.

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