Former Premier League footballer Jamie O’Hara thinks that West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek could be on his way to a big Premier League club sooner or later.
The 26-year-old, valued at £36m on Transfermarkt, has been in tremendous form this season, scoring nine goals from midfield – enough to be the Hammers’ top scorer this season, although perhaps that says something about the players that he’s playing with.
And given his impressive form this season, as heard on the TalkSport Daily podcast, O’Hara thinks that David Moyes’ men will struggle to keep hold of him this summer, with Manchester United having their name dropped as a potential destination for the Czech.
He said: “He’s been awesome. He’s transformed West Ham, he really has, what a player has been for them. A great signing that went under the radar. But his performances have been absolutely exceptional. He’s turned into, now, a proper top player in the Premier League and they’re lucky to have him, West Ham, I think they might struggle to keep hold of him.
“If you’re Soucek and you’re having the season that you are and say Man United or someone comes [for you] – because Man United need a player like him. He’d walk into the Manchester United’s team with his energy, his runs, he scores goals. It’s hard to keep hold of someone when you’ve got big teams like that coming in for you.”
Can West Ham keep Soucek this summer?
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O’Hara points out a bit of a problem that West Ham United have – now that they are having more success, the more attention their players are going to get. Now it’s their job to convince him to stay, and that might not be so easy.
Whilst West Ham United are on the cusp of European football, showing great progress from last year, will it be enough to keep hold of him from a team that is in the Champions League, like Manchester United are set to be?
There’s only so much of this that West Ham United can control, and whilst they might be appealing, there are other clubs out there who might be even more so.