West Ham have had a €15m (£12.7m) bid turned down by Slavia Prague for midfielder Tomas Soucek, according to reports in the UK. The Czech club are said to be looking for €20m (£16.9m to sell the 24-year-old.
With the offer falling €5m (£4.2m) short of the asking price, Hammers supporters on Twitter are not optimistic about the club putting in an improved offer:
That’s ruled that out then
— Stuart Dillon (@StuartDillon1) 25 January 2020
we tried 🙄🙃
— Dan (@Danny2Dan) 25 January 2020
It’s getting boring now all these under bidding rumours
— Gill Berry (@GB_Hammer) 26 January 2020
Pay the money and get the players we need to stay up. This guy would help Rice and allow us to rest Noble
— Craig johnson (@Craigjo94230102) 26 January 2020
Id rather sign young hungry english players
— Daniel Coady coyi (@Coady86) 26 January 2020
Sullivan I won’t go any higher he doesn’t care about this club
— ken (@uk12345) 26 January 2020
More like they asked for 20 million and we offered Sanchez and a bag of half eaten Haribo.
— Mark Reilly (@reilly_mark) 26 January 2020
Guessing that will be our last bid then.
— West Ham Somerset (@WestHam_SW) 25 January 2020
Soucek is just one of a number of midfield targets that have been linked with a move to the London Stadium. Lyon’s Pape Cheikh Diop and Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez are the latest names to be reportedly on the Irons’ list of targets before the transfer window closes.
Sampdoria’s Ronaldo Vieira, Stoke’s Joe Allen, Genk’s Sander Berge, Nantes’ Abdoulaye Toure and Udinese’s Seko Fofana have all reportedly been considered by West Ham as well.
It appears that the club have been scouring Europe for a new midfielder to strengthen David Moyes’ squad but as things stand, no deal is close.