West Ham 'definitely want' agreement with £40.5m star at London Stadium

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West Ham United midfielder Tomáš Souček could still yet sign a new deal this summer, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The £40.5m-rated man’s contract talks had reportedly stalled earlier in the year, with the midfielder linked with a move away from the London Stadium this transfer window.

What’s the latest news on Souček?

Newcastle, Everton and Aston Villa have also been linked with a move for the Czech Republic captain, with David Moyes’ side potentially looking to sell this summer with Souček having just two years remaining on his current deal as of now.

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Souček has made a big impact since arriving at the London Stadium in January 2020, making 105 appearances, scoring 19 goals and providing two assists, according to Transfermarkt.

However, Jones believes that the 52-time Czech Republic international could still yet sign another deal in east London, and believes that another round of talks could be happening imminently.

The insider also believes that there are people inside the London Stadium who would be delighted if Souček stayed at the club.

What has Jones said about Souček?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “At a time when we’re wondering what’s happening with Declan Rice, West Ham are also in a situation where Souček might go as well.

“So, I believe that there’s another round of talks to come and that Souček could yet still sign a new contract and stay at West Ham and there are definitely people who want that to happen.”

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Will Souček stay at West Ham?

With the uncertainty surrounding the future of Souček’s midfielder partner in Declan Rice, the Irons will want to make sure that they can at least keep hold of the former Slavia Prague man this summer.

Journalist Sam Inkersole has previously dubbed the Czech international as a “machine” and it is clear to see why based on his performances over the last 18 months.

The January 2020 signing made 51 appearances for Moyes’ side last season, scoring six goals and providing a solitary assist, according to Transfermarkt.

Not only is he a goalscoring threat, but he is also an efficient defensive midfielder for West Ham, ranking in the top 1% of midfielders across Europe’s top five leagues for clearances per 90 minutes (3.22) and 2% for aerials won (3.95) according to FBref.

His performances in the Premier League last season earned him an average SofaScore rating of 6.97, suggesting that the 6 foot 4 midfielder has performed to a solid standard when called upon in English football’s top-flight last season.

Despite the initial breakdown in talks, you would expect GSB to pull out all the stops to make sure that Souček is a West Ham player come the start of the season in August, and would arguably be the best solution for both player and club.

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