West Ham’s £27m blow and transfer change impacting Leeds United
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West Ham will be hoping they can bolster their squad for the 2022-2023 season after reaching the Europa League semi-finals and qualifying for next year’s Conference League.
This is the second year running manager David Moyes has qualified for a European tournament with his side, but this season’s competition illustrated how important squad depth is.
The additional European games may have impacted on the Hammers’ Premier League form so Moyes will want to avoid this occurring again next season.
In light of this, here is the latest West Ham transfer news and rumours.
Moyes keen to offload Vlasic
David Moyes will not stand in the way of Nikola Vlasic leaving the club this summer after the midfielder struggled to find any form last season.
Joining for £27m last summer, West Ham are likely to suffer a big loss when offloading the player, according to Claret and Hugh.
The 24-year-old signed a deal last year that would keep him at the club till 2026, but it does not look like the Croatian will see out his deal in London.
Soucek to Spurs?
Football Insider has reported that Tottenham have been offered the chance to purchase Czech midfielder, Tomas Soucek.
West Ham and Soucek have been unable to make any progress during contract negotiations and it is rumoured that the player’s relationship with Moyes has deteriorated.
The 26-year-old has become a pivotal part of the Hammers’ team, but it seems there is a big possibility the player will vacate the club this window.
The idea of Soucek joining London rivals Spurs seems improbable but it will be an interesting transfer saga to follow.
Hammer still keen on Phillips
The Sun has reported that West Ham are still eyeing a move for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
It seemed like the club had moved their attention to Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse, but Moyes is still keen to reunite Phillips with England teammate Declan Rice.
The London club will be up against the likes of Manchester City, so if the Englishman does decide to leave Elland road, he will surely have Champions League football on his mind.
It is understood a fee in the region of £50m would secure the player in this window.