By Pranav Shahaney

22nd Jun, 2022 | 3:30pm

David Moyes fails to discuss new West Ham deal with Tomas Soucek

David Moyes has reportedly failed to discuss a new West Ham contract for first-team regular Tomas Soucek and an exit is now likely.

According to Claret and Hugh, the Czech midfielder’s agents are now looking at potential destinations in England as well as other European countries.

Moyes hasn’t come out and said that he wants the 27-year-old to leave, but has done nothing to suggest his keenness on him staying.

Big mistake

We agree that Soucek wasn’t at his best in the 2021/22 campaign, but so were a lot of players and not all of them are being shown the door.

The Hammers do not have an abundance of riches in the middle of the park and with Mark Noble retiring and Alex Kral returning to his parent club, they are extremely thin in that area.

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Moyes must talk to Soucek and see what his qualms are as on his day, the 27-year-old is one of the best players at West Ham.

He’s not just a good midfielder, but his aerial presence makes him a goal-scoring threat from set plays – something that Moyes admires in a player.

There are no credible links of replacements being lined up either which lead to doubts over the club’s transfer strategy.

They cannot let go of a first-team player without having a backup in mind as that’s what has led to their downfall in previous seasons.

We’re hoping that common sense prevails and somebody at the club speaks to Moyes and asks him to sort out the future of Soucek sooner rather than later.