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Tomas Soucek signs new West Ham contract

Tomas Soucek signs new West Ham contract

West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek has agreed to a new long-term contract with the club, according to The Athletic.

The Czech Republic international has reportedly signed a new four-year deal, keeping him at the London Stadium until 2027.

Soucek’s previous deal was set to expire next summer, and news of his long-term contract will come as a boost to West Ham manager David Moyes.

The 28-year-old initially joined the Hammers on a short-term loan in January 2020 before making the move permanent for €16 million.

However, he has proven to be a value-for-money acquisition by West Ham after amassing 156 appearances over the last three and a half years.

Soucek has also contributed 22 goals and nine assists in that span, demonstrating his goalscoring prowess from the middle of the park.

The Czechia international is capable of featuring in several midfield roles and has established himself in the Hammers’ starting XI.

He was nearly an ever-present figure for Moyes’ side last season after missing out on just two Premier League games.

He made 50 appearances across all competitions, contributing three goals and six assists as West Ham emerged as Europa Conference League winners.

Soucek played 90 minutes as a defensive midfielder in West Ham’s 1-1 draw against Bournemouth in their 2023/24 curtain raiser.

However, he could anchor the midfield alongside Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse in the London derby against Chelsea next weekend.

Alvarez and Ward-Prowse are the only additions to Moyes’ side this summer, with the Hammers looking to fill the void left by Declan Rice.

There could be more midfield arrivals before the transfer window closes in just over two weeks, with West Ham retaining an interest in Scott McTominay.

Moyes is keen to lure the Manchester United academy graduate to the London Stadium this summer, while Ajax forward Mohamed Kudus is also on their radar.

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