West Ham are gearing up for a massive summer in the transfer market.
After finishing seventh in the Premier League and reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League, there is a real sense of optimism that the Hammers could really get going in the weeks and months to come.
Declan Rice is looking increasingly likely to stay in east London for the new season, but The Sun reports that Tomas Soucek could be one player who should move on.
It is claimed that Newcastle, Aston Villa and Everton are watching the Czech Republic star strive to secure a new deal at the London Stadium. However, many players have been linked with a move to West Ham this summer.
talkSPORT.com takes a look at what the Irons could look like with their potential new signings on board.
While Lukasz Fabianski is expected to remain first-choice keeper, the imminent arrival of Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain will provide vital competition for places between the sticks.
Vladimir Coufal has the right-back spot nailed down, while Kurt Zouma is also looking to confirm his position at centre-back.
Zouma’s defensive partner also appears to have been confirmed, with Nayef Aguerd having already agreed a big deal to join the club.
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At left-back, West Ham continue to be linked with Scottish sensation Aaron Hickey, who is currently tearing him up for Italian side Bologna.
With clubs like Arsenal also interested, the Hammers could face a battle to secure a deal for the 20-year-old.
With Rice and Pablo Fornals set to form the backbone of Moyes’ side again next season, they might need one more player on board if Soucek continues.
One player who has been linked is Josh Brownhill, with the midfielder open to the opportunity after suffering relegation with Burnley in the 2021/22 season.
In the attacking third, West Ham could be a force to be reckoned with.
Jarrod Bowen showed his undoubted quality last season and provided he is not signed by one of the Premier League’s top clubs, he will be a real threat this season.
Jesse Lingard is one player who has emerged as a key target for the Hammers, with the midfielder leaving Manchester United when his contract expires, meaning he could return to the London Stadium on a free transfer if conditions can be met. be agreed. .
It is understood that an offer has already been made for Lingard, meaning this is definitely one to watch.
In attack, Michail Antonio will clearly be a key player for the Hammers, but even the best forwards need competition to keep them on their toes and help them through a turbulent series of encounters.
Chelsea youngster Armando Broja appears to be the club’s favorite after his impressive loan spell with Southampton last season, and at 20 he could be one in the short and long term.
Here’s how David Moyes’ West Ham side could line up next season with their new signings on board.
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