Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has confirmed that West Ham will consider letting Vladimir Coufal leave the club during the January transfer window.
Reports over the past week have linked the Czech international with a move to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and Sheth says sources have told him that a departure in the New Year is on the cards:
“That is definitely one to look out for. There’s somebody I’ve been speaking to about Coufal and the feeling I’m getting is that the January transfer window could be one where West Ham will say ‘thank you for your service, but we’re going to move in a different direction and we’re going to allow you to go’.”
Coufal joined the Hammers from Slavia Prague just over two years ago, and he put in a number of impressive performances during his first twelve months at the London Stadium.
However, his form has dropped significantly since then and he has been an unused substitute in recent weeks, with manager David Moyes preferring to deploy Thilo Kehrer or Ben Johnson on the right-hand side of defence.
If Coufal does leave, West Ham will be hoping to make a modest profit on his sale, especially as he only cost the club £5.4m.