There has been talk about a contract dispute between the club and midfielder, but Brown cannot see him departing and says he has been made an offer.
What is the latest news involving Soucek?
The Guardian reported last month that West Ham’s talks with Soucek over a new deal had reached an impasse due to the pay rise the 27-year-old is demanding.
According to the same outlet, though, there is hope on both sides that the issue can be resolved.
The Hammers, however, will be wary, with Soucek now into the final two years of his current deal.
It has already been claimed that Tottenham are monitoring his situation; manager Antonio Conte is thought to be a big fan of the £40.5m-rated Czech Republic international.
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What has Brown said about Soucek and West Ham?
Brown doubts Soucek and West Ham want a separation this summer, telling GIVEMESPORT that it would probably take a big offer from a Champions League club for something to happen.
Speaking to GMS, the Daily Star journalist said: “They certainly don’t want him to leave; they’ve made him an offer. I doubt he does leave. I think he’s happy there.
“He only leaves if a Champions League club comes in for him with a really good offer. I think at the moment he’s quite content to stay.”
How did Soucek perform in the 2021/22 season?
Soucek did not hit the heights he reached back in the 2020/21 campaign, where he scored 10 goals in 38 Premier League appearances.
This time around, he netted just five times in 35 games in English football’s top division. Nevertheless, he can still be pleased with his overall contribution.
When it came to tackles made per game in the Premier League, only Declan Rice (2.2) and Arthur Masuaku (2.4) averaged more than Soucek (1.9). The former Slavia Prague man was also in the top three players for interceptions, making 1.5 per game (via WhoScored).
Discussing Soucek last year, Manchester United legend Paul Scholes said to Premier League Productions (via Read West Ham): “He reminds me so much of [Marouane] Fellaini at Everton. Never really involved in the game, never really plays football, but in both boxes, he is sensational.”
Considering all of the above, West Ham and David Moyes should be doing all they can to keep Soucek at the London Stadium.