Intermediaries involved with West Ham have offered midfielder Tomas Soucek a transfer to Tottenham, according to a report.
The Czech Republic international has proved vital for the Hammers since his arrival. However, reports have claimed of a complete U-turn over his future in recent weeks.
Manager David Moyes reportedly feels that the 27-year-old is not ready for a bumper new contract just yet.
That has supposedly frustrated Soucek, who has missed just three Premier League games in the past two seasons.
More recent reports have rubbished talk of a breakdown in relationship between Moyes and the midfielder.
According to Football Insider, though, there remains a ‘very real chance’ that Soucek will leave West Ham this summer.
What’s more, Tottenham have supposedly been offered a chance to sign the player.
Spurs have regularly added to their midfield in recent seasons. Jose Mourinho signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who has remained a regular for Nuno Espirito Santo and now Antonio Conte. Mourinho also tied Giovani Lo Celso to a permanent deal.
Nuno brought in Bryan Gil, while Conte has added Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus.
But recent acquisitions in the middle of the park is not the only reason why Spurs could turn down a move for West Ham’s Soucek.
Indeed, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has blocked transfers between the two clubs before. Football Insider reminds that Levy stopped Emmanuel Adebayor moving to the Hammers on loan.
Nevertheless, it remains to be seen what the Tottenham chairman’s final word on the move will be. He will have the defining say, as he does in a lot of the footballing decisions at Tottenham.
Soucek a solid signing, but Tottenham focus elsewhere
There is no doubt that Soucek would perform well at Tottenham. He adapted instantly to the Premier League in January 2020 following his move from Slavia Prague.
What’s more, his reliability and record without injuries is admirable.
However, Tottenham have other irons in the fire and would be better off spending their funds elsewhere.
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Conte has already added full-back Ivan Perisic at wing-back, the Croatian working with the manager at Inter.
Centre-back is another transfer priority for Conte as he looks at the likes of Alessandro Bastoni.
Should it become clear that Soucek could indeed leave West Ham, the Hammers would also look for a sizeable fee.
They could no doubt make profit on the £19million arrival, given his Premier League performances and consistencies.