Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth claims that Vladimir Coufal is not in David Moyes’ plans ahead of the January transfer window.
The Czechia international has seen his game time significantly limited this season and he has made just seven starts for the club in the Premier League.
The Hammers have, instead, often played summer signing Thilo Kehrer at right-back, despite him being signed to offer cover at centre-back following the pre-season injury sustained by Nayef Aguerd, and have also used Ben Johnson in the position.
Sheth, as a result, believes that Coufal has slipped down the pecking order and could well be sold in the January transfer window should an offer be tabled.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the Sky Sports reporter said: “If you look at the stats, he’s [Coufal] made seven Premier League starts this season.
“The likes of Ben Johnson have started ahead of him at right-back.
“I think more significantly when centre-back Nayef Aguerd was injured in pre-season, the club signed Thilo Kehrer.
“I think he was predominantly brought in as a central defender, but what has transpired is that he’s ended up playing right-back.
“If that’s not a message to Vladimír Coufal that he’s not part of the plans, then I don’t know what is.”
Coufal has been a worthy servant to the Hammers but they could look to cash in during the next transfer window.
In total, the 30-year-old has made 87 appearances for the Irons since signing for the club back in 2020.