West Ham are planning to offer Tomas Soucek a bumper new deal in order to fend off interest from European giants Bayern Munich.
Since arriving on an initial loan deal, Tomas Soucek has become one of West Ham’s most important players. The Czech international has formed a brilliant partnership with Declan Rice in the midfield and has even contributed towards the clubs scouting department.
Soucek was the instigator behind the transfer of equally impressive Vladimir Coufal, who has slotted in brilliantly to the club’s right-back spot. Of course, through all this good work, the midfielder has attracted the eyes of one of Europe’s biggest sides.
Bayern Munich, whose midfield already possess the world-class talent of Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso and Javi Martínez, want to strengthen their side further. The Bavarian side have identified Soucek as a potential option after his impressive displays for the London side.
Soucek has revolutionised the West Ham midfield, he and Rice have done a brilliant job of shielding the defence. The Czech is, however, able to contribute at the other end of the pitch too. Soucek has scored six goals in twenty-five matches for the Hammers since joining in January, with three of them coming this season.
The goals scored by Soucek has usually been important ones as well. The 26-year-old scored in victories over Chelsea, Watford, Fulham and most recently the equaliser against Leeds. In fact, on only one occasion has a game in which Soucek has scored the Hammers have lost.
West Ham paid £15 million for Soucek and would want to make a considerable profit if he was to be sold to a club like Bayern. It does seem that the club would prefer to keep hold of one of their stars and could be set to offer Soucek a new deal.
The Hammers are in a strong negotiating position as Soucek only recently signed a four-year deal with the club. The midfielder, however, is deserving of a new contract as his performances have fully warranted it.