Juventus is reportedly set to enter the race for West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek, potentially creating a bidding war with Inter Milan, as the player’s contract nears its expiration, according to CalcioMercato, writes the WHZ.
Soucek, the Czech Republic international, holds a market valuation of £30.5 million. However, there is an opportunity for potential suitors to secure his services at a lower price, considering that his current contract with West Ham is set to conclude at the end of the season. West Ham holds the option to extend his contract for an additional year.
Inter Milan has expressed interest in Soucek, aiming to negotiate a free transfer when his contract expires with West Ham. In response, Juventus appears poised to make a competitive offer for the 28-year-old midfielder, creating a competitive situation between the two Italian giants.
For West Ham, the situation presents a crucial decision. While Soucek has been a valuable asset for the club in recent years, his performance has raised some questions in recent months, potentially making him expendable. Given the financial implications of holding onto a player with an expiring contract, it might be in the club’s best interest to capitalize on Soucek’s current market value.
While the possibility remains for Soucek to extend his stay at West Ham, it ultimately depends on the mutual desire of both parties. Juventus’ interest in the midfielder adds an intriguing dimension to the evolving contract situation, as Soucek’s future in East London hangs in the balance.