Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle United interested in Tomas Soucek
Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle United have reportedly set their sights on Tomas Soucek, who faces an uncertain future at West Ham United.
According to a report from The Sun, Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle United are ready to pounce on the growing uncertainties surrounding Tomas Soucek’s situation at West Ham United as the summer transfer window approaches. The Hammers could listen to offers worth around £30million for the Czech midfield general.
Tomas Soucek has been a hit with fans and David Moyes since joining West Ham United from Slavia Praha. The Londoners initially signed the 27-year-old on a short-term loan deal in January 2020 before making his stay permanent in the following summer transfer window.
The Czech international has played more than 100 times for West Ham over the past two-and-a-half years, establishing himself as a pivotal figure as he forged a brilliant midfield partnership with Declan Rice. But the Hammers are not ready to hand Soucek a new contract with improved wages anytime soon, which has left him unsettled while attracting the attention of Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle United.
Aston Villa have been one of the busiest clubs heading into the summer transfer window, signing Philippe Coutinho, Diego Carlos, Robin Olsen and Boubacar Kamara. The arrival of the latter should ideally have put an end to Aston Villa’s desire to strengthen the unity of the midfield. But Douglas Luiz and John McGinn face uncertain futures at the club, prompting the Villans to consider signing another midfielder.
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As for Everton, the Toffees will be desperate to avoid another relegation battle after a difficult 2021/22 campaign. But the Merseyside giants need to balance their books before investing in players this summer, which has delayed their transfer activity. But following Fabian Delph’s departure as a free agent, Everton will need to invest in a central midfielder, making Soucek a viable target.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United will continue rebuilding the squad under Eddie Howe, with the Magpies likely to bolster the midfield unit again despite Bruno Guimaraes’ instant impact at St. James’ Park. And while Joelinton has transformed into a general midfielder, Newcastle could sign a new midfielder. To that end, Seko Fofana has appeared on Newcastle’s radar, with West Ham ace Soucek an option worth considering.
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West Ham could listen to offers of around £30million for Soucek, making him an affordable option for Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle United. But the 27-year-old could only leave West Ham if he continues to push for an improved contract. Otherwise, an extended stay at the London stadium will be on the cards for Soucek.