Vladamir Coufal’s time at West Ham could be coming to an end, with Sky Sports journalist Marlon Irlbacher reporting “positive talks” with Bayer Leverkusen, writes the WestHamZone.
After being such a dependable figure for David Moyes during his first two seasons with the Hammers, Coufal has fallen down the pecking order at the London Stadium.
Moyes has preferred to deploy either Ben Johnson or Thilo Kehrer on the right flank and The Times even suggests that the West Ham boss has “lost confidence” in the 30-year-old right-back.
#Werkself: Positive Gespräche mit Vladimir #Coufal von #Westham United ✅ Der Spieler kann sich einen Wechsel nach Leverkusen prinzipiell vorstellen. #B04 will aber vorerst die Planstellen LV und DM abarbeiten. @SkySportNews
— Marlon Irlbacher (@Sky_Marlon89) November 14, 2022
“The summer signings were to help Moyes move towards a team that better controlled possession rather than defending deep and playing on the counterattack,” wrote The Times’ Gary Jacob.
“Yet when they pressed higher to suit the strengths of [Gianluca] Scamacca and [Lucas] Paqueta, Leicester City exposed their lack of defensive pace.”
“Kehrer struggled as a makeshift right-back, where he is used because Moyes has lost confidence in Vladimir Coufal.”
With the Czech international now falling out of favour in east London, Irlbacher has reported “positive talks” between West Ham and german outfit Bayer Leverkusen over a potential deal.