Vladamir Coufal wants to remain with West Ham United for the long term, according to football.london.
What’s the story?
According to Sky Sports, the right-back is disappointed with the Hammers’ latest offer of a new contract.
The two parties have been in talks over a new deal for the Czech Republic international.
Coufal’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023 with the option of an additional two years.
However, the Irons are keen on handing the player a new one before the start of next season.
The ace joined the East Londoners for just £5m from Slavia Prague on a three-year deal in October 2020.
West Ham need to up their offer
West Ham need to up their derisory offer for Coufal given the £30k-per-week ace’s stance on his future
To possess a quality full-back who sees his long-term future at the London Stadium is a massive boost for David Moyes.
Loyalty too often seems a thing of the past, especially during modern-day football. It makes the current contract stand-off all the more frustrating if you are a West Ham fan.
Since joining the Hammers in 2020, the east European has registered seven assists. That is the joint-second most of any Premier League defender, behind only teammate Aaron Cresswell.
With the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham sniffing around for a right-back, there is no shortage of big clubs who could pounce.
Losing one of their most consistent players from last season is realistic. West Ham need to be careful as they handle what can only be described as a delicate situation.
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