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CandH Exclusive: Sullivan confirms Soucek has signed four year deal


CandH Exclusive by Hughie Southon

David Sullivan has tonight described stories that Tomas Soucek is out of contract at the end of the season and that clubs want to sign him as “utter rubbish.”

The original story revealing that to be the case was written here on CandH exclusively on August 10! Hammer Soucek signs new deal – West Ham News: (claretandhugh.info)

The piece of rubbish has been circulating everywhere including the Mail and Sun for days but came to a new level tonight (Sun) via Footballer Insider.

Tomas has signed four year deal

They wrote that the club was set to intensify talks with Soucek amid reported interest from Inter Milan.

The piece added that the Irons were keen to find an agreement for the 28 year old seen as an important player by David Moyes.

The full Football Insider story can be read here: West Ham to open new Soucek talks as deal in jeopardy – Sources (footballinsider247.com)/

David Sullivan immediately told Claret and Hugh exclusively: “Tomas Soucek signed a new contract 6/8 weeks ago. I orchestrated it with Tim Steidten – the story is utter rubbish.”

Football Insider has not been alone in running this piece of fiction. We repeat: He is not for sale because he has SIGNED A FOUR YEAR DEAL WITH WEST HAM UNITED.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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