By Sam Stone

2nd Jul, 2022 | 7:45am

Dean Jones: West Ham United want agreement with midfielder Tomas Soucek

West Ham United are set for another round of contract talks with Czech Republic international Tomas Soucek according to Dean Jones.

The Guardian reported on 25 May that Hammers had reached an “impasse” with Soucek, whose current deal runs until 2024 with the club holding an option on a further year.

However, it appears the Hammers are set to try and reach an agreement with the 27-year-old, with more talks scheduled according to former Bleacher Report journalist Jones.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT on Friday 1 July: “At a time when we’re wondering what’s happening with Declan Rice, West Ham are also in a situation where Soucek might go as well.

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

Good depth

It would be good business to get the midfielder tied down to a new deal at the London Stadium in order to give the Hammers some much-needed depth.

Too many times last season David Moyes’ squad was threadbare and completely overplayed at times.

Although Soucek has struggled to emulate his excellent 2020/21 season, the 27-year-old still has the ability to make an impact at the London Stadium in the coming years.

However, the Hammers must make sure they don’t go over the odds with a contract offer to the Czech international.

His 2021/22 campaign was disappointing and sadly probably doesn’t merit an improved deal.

In a summer where Moyes is going to have to wheel and deal, it is crucial that he utilises every single penny of his budget in the right way and doesn’t overpay at all.

Moyes should certainly try to tie Soucek down, however, it’s not the end of the world if the Hammers cannot reach terms with the midfielder.