David Moyes could reportedly allow West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal to part ways with the club despite him having some time left on his deal, writes the WestHamZone.
According to Claret and Hugh [16 December], even though he’s got a contract until the end of the season with a two-year option attached, his exit could come sooner than expected.
Given his recent comments about his future, it’s understood that he may not be too happy about agreeing to a further extension.
It’s imperative that the Hammers bring in another right-back through the door if they’re allowing Coufal to leave in January.
Ben Johnson and Thilo Kehrer are decent options but the latter also splits his time playing as a centre-back and the club needs someone who’s an upgrade on the duo in the right-back position.
Coufal’s form has nosedived over the last 12-18 months and he’s no longer one of the best right-backs in the league as he was a couple of seasons ago.
Injuries and his age have now made him a liability and while he’s a fan favourite and it would hate to see him go, the time to sell him seems to have arrived.
It’s understood that he may not be in Moyes’ plans for next season it makes a whole lot of sense to cash in on his services in January.
In case they don’t, they can always trigger an extension, but then finding buyers could be a hassle for West Ham as he’ll then have two years left on his deal.