Bayern Munich Linked With Surprise Move for West Ham's Tomas Soucek

Max Parsons
Tomas Soucek has become crucial for the Hammers
Tomas Soucek has become crucial for the Hammers / Pool/Getty Images
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West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has attracted the attention of German and European champions Bayern Munich, according to a report.

The Czech Republic international's fine form since his arrival in the Premier League from his homeland in January is said to have caught the eye of the Bavarian giants.

However, the Hammers are planning give their man a new contract in an attempt to stave off any interest and keep him at the London Stadium, having only made his loan deal from Slavia Prague permanent in the summer.

According to TEAMtalk, the club are willing to better the player's reported £68k-a-week contract to persuade him to remain at West Ham, rather than seek a move elsewhere.

Soucek has become an integral part of David Moyes' side and has featured in 25 Premier League games for the Hammers, scoring six goals - three of which have come this campaign.

The Czech initially arrived at the club on a loan deal in January and, after a successful spell in the second half of last season, made his deal permanent for around £15m as West Ham avoided relegation.

Soucek has become a fan favourite since his arrival
Soucek has become a fan favourite since his arrival / Pool/Getty Images

The player is very highly-rated and valued by the fans, as well as the club itself. His impact was demonstrated on Friday evening as he scored the equaliser at Leeds, helping the Hammers to eventually grab all three points in a 2-1 win.

Alongside Declan Rice in the West Ham midfield, he has been crucial to the Irons' solid start to the season, sitting sixth and just five points off top spot after twelve games.

For the moment, Soucek firmly remains a West Ham player and will be looking to help maintain his side's fantastic start by winning in the midweek round of fixtures as they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

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