By Saikat Mandal

3rd May, 2022 | 7:10pm

Juventus and Tottenham eye move for West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek will cost around £40million amid reported interest from Juventus and Tottenham.

According to Daily Express, Spurs boss Antonio Conte is a keen admirer of the player while Juventus have placed him on their radar for the summer as they look to reshape their midfield.

Soucek is a key player for the Hammers, and he still has got two years left on his West Ham contract.

David Moyes sees him as an important part of his plans and talks over a new deal are likely to take place at the end of the season.

Contract wrangle

Soucek joined from Slavia Prague in a deal worth around £15m in 2020.

He has been absolutely vital for David Moyes and has played a big role in midfield this season alongside Declan Rice.

The 27-year-old has made 33 Premier League appearances and 10 Europa League appearances already. He has scored six goals in all competitions thus far.

Last season, the Czech captain scored 10 goals in 38 Premier League games. It may appear as a dip in form, but that’s due to his change of roles, as Soucek doesn’t get more forward compared to last season.

His contract situation is something the club must solve in the summer.

The midfielder wants an improved deal at the club. He is around £70,000 a week at present while top players at the club earn £50,000 more than him.

The north London club are eagerly monitoring his situation, but surely the Hammers won’t sell him to a rival club.

If they really want to cash in on him, which doesn’t look like a sensible decision, they should look to reach an agreement with Juventus instead.

Given his wealth of quality, age and the contract situation, the Hammers should look to demand a hefty transfer fee for him, if they at all are serious about offloading him.

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