Man Utd hopes dashed as midfield destroyer closes in on bumper deal

Manchester United target Tomas Soucek is reportedly going to be offered a new West Ham contract with a big wage increase.

The Czech has been on fire for the Hammers this season. So far, he has scored eight goals, proving to be constant nuisance for the opposition.

His performances have attracted the attentions of many European outfits, also prompting big interest from United.

However, with European football possibility a distinct possibility next season, Football Insider says West Ham are lining up an appetising new contract for the midfielder and thus stamping out any chance of an exit this summer.



The source claims his current weekly wages are between £40,000 and £50,000 – something which is set to significantly increase.

The 26-year-old permanently arrived from Slavia Prague for £18m in July on a four-year-deal following a successful six-month loan spell at the club.

This mooted new deal would see Soucek further extend his stay at the London Stadium. He has played all of West Ham’s 27 Premier League games this season.

Indeed, he has played every minute barring the controversial red card he received against Fulham which was ultimately overturned.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also shown interest in Soucek.

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A Noble way to bow out

Club legend Mark Noble has confirmed the 2021/22 season will be his last as a West Ham player.

The 33-year-old has signed a new one-year contract with the Hammers. His eventual departure will mark the end of an incredible 18-year stay.

He said: “I am delighted to have accepted the opportunity to extend my contract with the club, until the summer of 2022.

“I have also decided, after much consideration, that the 2021/22 season will be my 18th and final one as a first-team player at West Ham United.”

The midfielder made his debut aged 17 against Southend United in the League Cup in 2004. He has gone on to play 520 games for the club, scoring 60 times and assisting a further 61 goals.

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