If there’s one position everyone knows West Ham are looking at this summer, it’s at right-back.
The departure of Pablo Zabaleta means David Moyes only has the unreliable Ryan Fredericks and the young Ben Johnson in the role, and an extra body is clearly needed.
There’s been a lot of speculation that could be Gonzalo Montiel, currently at River Plate, but there are also rumours in the Czech Republic of an interest in Vladimír Coufal.
He’s under contract at Slavia Prague, Tomáš Souček’s former club, although iSport believe there’s a good chance of him staying beyond the summer.
They say he will ‘probably not live to see his dream’, which is rather dark, but it doesn’t mean he’ll be sleeping with the fishes anytime soon.
It’s just that ‘although there may be talk of interest from West Ham, there is yet to be a specific offer for the right-back’s transfer’.
And even there is, Slavia’s manager Jindřich Trpišovský (yes, that was definitely a copy and paste) ‘would resist for sure’.
That’s because he ‘refuses to imagine key matches for the Champions League and other difficult games without his reliable defender’.
Despite this, there is a small window for West Ham, because Coufal’s ‘future needs to be addressed’.
His current deal expires in 2021, and ‘it’s possible he could like to try a foreign engagement unless his wages get a little dulled by a new contract that would make him one of the best-paid’ at the club.