‘Totally Inaccurate’ – Journo shoots down West Ham transfer speculation

Journalist Ryan Taylor insists fresh reports linking West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek with a move to Inter Milan are “totally inaccurate”.

Corriere dello Sport reported in its print edition on Wednesday, via FC Inter News, that Soucek is wanted by the Italian giants on a free contract.

The Czech Republic international is no stranger to being linked with Inter, but Daily Mirror reporter Taylor has shot down these latest rumours.

“Tomas Soucek is repeatedly being linked with a free transfer to Inter Milan next summer. Totally inaccurate,” he posted on Twitter [15 November].

“He signed new long-term contract with West Ham earlier this summer, just hasn’t been made public.”

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The rumors that Soucek is headed to Inter have been flying about for a few months now, which is to be expected considering his contract status.

It seems strange that United has not revealed the new conditions despite all the speculation of a contract already being signed.

Soucek had a lackluster season the last time around, but he has shown himself to be a valuable component of the team this season.

West Ham

It would be devastating to lose Soucek for nothing, but if the rumors circulating behind the scenes are any guide, that is not likely to happen.

But once more, isn’t it in West Ham’s best interests to make the announcement of the new deal? This conjecture is not beneficial to anyone.

These persistent rumors may very easily convince the player, who hasn’t signed a contract yet, to go back to the bargaining table.

Although Soucek seems content to stay put, the club must now formally announce this.

In other West Ham news, a new contract has been agreed upon by another player.


West Ham insider says “amazing” deal on table for gem, talks now ongoing

West Ham are keen to wrap up a deal at the London Stadium, according to reports.

West Ham United have had an up and down start to the campaign under David Moyes and are now reportedly keen to wrap up a new contract for an academy gem.

West Ham’s striker options struggle

West Ham is constantly looking to bolster its roster, and it appears that January will be no different. The Hammers welcomed the arrivals of Mohammed Kudus, Edson Alvarez, Andy Irving, James Ward-Prowse, and Konstantinos Mavropanos during the summer transfer window.

The Hammers’ search for a new striker is one persistent rumor that never really seems to stop at the London Stadium. It’s said that West Ham manager Moyes may want to upgrade on Michail Antonio if the appropriate alternative comes up for sale. Football London claims that West Ham and Chelsea’s continued pursuit of Napoli poacher Victor Osimhen might allow Armando Broja to depart the team and restart their rivalry.

The Albania international’s interest in them.

Moyes’ only other established attackers at the London Stadium are youthful striker Divin Mubama and veteran Danny Ings in addition to Antonio. If a trade were to come together anytime soon, Broja’s physical attributes and profile may provide an advantageous substitute for the Scottish player.

With two goals apiece this season from Antonio, Ings, and Mubama, the center-forward position may have space for improvement come January 1st (West Ham team statistics – Transfermarkt).

West Ham striker options – 2022/23 League Statistics compared
Michail Antonio Youssef En Nesyri Hugo Ekitike Danny Ings
Appearances 21(12) 17(14) 12(13) 7(10)
Goals 5 8 3 2
Assists 3 1 4 2
Aerials Won Per Game 1.5 1.9 1.4 0.9
Shots Per Game 1.2 1.9 1.4 0.9
Dribbles Per Game 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.3
Statistics according to Whoscored

This season, Jarrod Bowen and the previously mentioned Kudus have also filled in as central strikers. Still, adding a natural number nine would allay some of their goalscoring worries, as they have only surpassed Manchester United and tied Chelsea for the joint second-fewest goals in the top half of the Premier League table.

According to rumors, West Ham now intends to complete a significant internal agreement at the London Stadium as soon as possible.

Divin Mubama contract update

As per The West Ham Way, popular Irons insider EXWHUEmployee has revealed that West Ham are keen to get a contract extension over the line for 19-year-old striker Mubama, who is set to be out of contract at the London Stadium in the summer of 2024.

Divin Mubama at West Ham – all competitions (Transfermarkt)
Appearances 9
Goals 1
Assists 1

“West Ham started the talks with Mubuma and his team 12 months ago,” an EXWHUEmployee told the newspaper. The club sincerely hopes he stays, but as you are aware, we have a very tight salary structure policy. It is important to remember, too, that Declan Rice earned the right to pursue more pay later in his career by playing several games for the team at a young salary. This is something that is sometimes overlooked.


Additionally, agents don’t make things better. Due to changes in the laws governing football agents, their clients’ moves are now the greatest source of direct income for them. Therefore, it’s not always clear if they have the best interests of the athletes at heart.

“I’ve been informed that the offer on the table is ‘great,’ but this is coming from the club. Obviously, the Obama administration doesn’t feel that way otherwise they wouldn’t have signed it.”

Everyone associated with West Ham will prioritize making sure gifted youth commit to the team for the long term; nevertheless, it appears that we will have to wait and watch what Mubama does with his career.

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