Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race to sign West Ham’s Tomas Soucek.
The Express claims Spurs boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of the Czech Republic international.
Tottenham are apparently also up against Juventus for Soucek’s services ahead of the transfer window.
The report claims West Ham have told the Bianconeri that the 27-year-old has a £40million price tag.
Tottenham have improved under Conte this season, but there’s certainly scope to bring in new players.
The likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks have uncertain futures at N17.
And Soucek would be a good shout for Tottenham, a hard-working, high-calibre, proven Premier League player.
“Marries physicality with good ball control”
Soucek has been a revelation at West Ham since moving from Slavia Prague in January 2020.
The 6ft 4in colossus initially joined on loan before signing permanently for £15million last summer.
Soucek has made 102 appearances for the Hammers, registering 19 goals and two assists.
This season, he has helped his side reach the Europa League semi-finals and remain in pursuit of a top-six finish.
“Hs form has invited comparisons with Marouane Fellaini,” Planet Football wrote last year. “This does Soucek a slight disservice.
“While both share the distinction of goalscoring midfielder fronting an overachieving David Moyes team, the Czech Republic international offers more than thundering headers, wild hair and even wilder elbows.
“Taking inspiration from Yaya Toure and Cesc Fabregas, Soucek marries physicality with good ball control. (He) has provided West Ham with the dynamism they’d previously lacked for years.”
Soucek still has two years left on his West Ham contract and will reportedly hold talks over his future in the summer.
He apparently wants an improved deal – he is currently on a £70,000-a-week contract.
If negotiations don’t progress well, or if West Ham want to cash in, then Spurs could and should swoop for Soucek.