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Hammers keeper bid fails

West Ham have seen a £7 million bid for Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge rejected by the Championship club.

The Hammers have been rumoured as being concerned about Darren Randolph current situation for whom Middlesbrough have accepted a £4 million offer.

And this morning the Hammers have admitted they are indeed anxious about the Irishman’s injury but have not yet pulled the plug on the deal although it clearly remains in the balance at this stage.

The offer for Etheridge was first reported @ https://www.footballinsider247.com/west-ham-submit-goalkeeper-etheridge-bid/ but a top source inside the club told us this morning that it was turned down.

Etheridge has been the back up keeper choice for some time with the Hammers having rejected any talk of Asmir Begovic but in the meantime that are ready to wait on their former keeper for another week.

Our source told us this morning: “The bid was turned down by Cardiff. We are still waiting on Randolph but his injury is a worry!

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28 comments on “Hammers keeper bid fails

  1. We are a cheapskate club, no doubting. They have dipped into their pockets with a couple of big-money signings, and that didn’t work. So now is time to go back to their old ways. Hang out a few mouthwatering tip bits, with no intention to buy. Then go with the back-up, which was always the intention. Honestly, they must think we are daft.

  2. Sorry I don’t get it. We desperately need a new keeper especially now after Friday. With Fab out that only leaves us with David Martin our third choice training keeper available. Now that DR hasn’t played any games for weeks due to an injury we expect him to come and be our goalkeeper in some very important games in our fight to stay up and avoid relegation. We need to move on and get another keeper to help us stay in the Premiership otherwise we are down. Confidence is a major part in a footballer. If that confidence dips then the team suffers and everyone gets it like a virus. And that’s what happened again on Friday when Fab went off injured again

  3. Go for butland spend on youth and future England number one got a keeper who knows the league and wont be overpriced

  4. Why so much hate and negertivety out there

    • Because there are a lot of bitter people who cannot accept that we are where we are. They think we should be paying £30m for a keeper and challenging for Top 6, when in reality we’re trying to build while all other clubs around us are doing the same… As such, they feel our owners should spend more More MORE rather than trying to run a football club that has many working parts. Of course, everyone else could run the club much better……

      I share your irritation at the constant sniping and ill-thought-out comments.

    • Because our owners ha e spent 25m in the last two and half windows total and still claim poverty

      Because in ten years we have never spent more than 8m on a full back or central midfielder

      I can go on

  5. Absolutely ridiculous…the word failed goes hand in hand with any transfers or business we do …I’ve got nothing against the owners but maybe it is time they should let someone else try to take this club forward,….let’s be honest they don’t like spending money at all and this keeper situation should never have got this bad ..even if they have to pay the full amount just pay up for gods sake we have no keeper in the prem ffs …

    • “Just pay”….? Seriously? Are you going to put your hand in your pocket?

      What if ‘just paying’ led to us losing money and risking the foundations of our club? Do you have a magic money tree? If so, why not stump up some coin rather than angry rants?

      “They don’t like spending money”? Except the £45m on Haller, £35m on Anderson, £24m on Fornals… Get a grip.

      • I’m not going to start arguing with you especially with a name lurve😂👍I can tell you are never wrong ….yes they bought them players but look who they sold at the same time…net spend treacle!!! So no my opinion is they haven’t spent enough…I don’t agree with anything you have said absolute dross but that’s your opinion and your allowed, so you get a grip……
        I’m of to my lurvley money tree ..😂😂😂🙄

  6. The fact we’re trying to sign Randolph is utter stupidity! I’m sorry but no other club would be even attempting to sign a goalkeeper, in our situation, who has been frequently out of action in the Championship to back up a keeper who’s also been out of action in the Premier League. Aston Villa’s Tom Heaton gets injured and within days, they’ve got Pepe Reina on loan, yet our pathetic board are waiting to see if an injured Championship keeper recovers.

    Our board need to wake up and realise relegation is going to cost far far more than paying out for a good back up keeper, but they’d rather take the risk on saving a few million. Etheridge did well for Cardiff last season, not error prone and has PL experience – potential to be a number one with decent development as well.

  7. It’s the usual January transfer window at West Ham. Unable to bring in a semi decent goalkeeper when we are desperate, or a midfielder. Even Norwich have got a midfielder in on loan and they are going down. Who is in charge. Who is the ‘without a club/terminated contract’ we will pick up

  8. This club must stop making short term stop gap signings any signing must be young with room to improve or even a higher sell on value
    And any out field player must have pace

  9. My brother a Cardiff City season ticket holder and told me weeks ago that this keeper isn’t playing particularly well and most Cardiff fans would sell him for 5 or 6 million like a shot.

  10. It is a first choice keeper that is needed now in light of Fabs injury crisis (which as I understand from my Physio pale is very prone to reoccurring if not properly rested and repaired which it seems the case unfortunately with Fab but we all know the reasons why!! So where do you look for a prem standard keeper in January? ? Jack Butland looks the pick of the bunch to me if he is available

  11. Just dig deep and spend on decent players who are young enough to play for seasons rather then weeks had clear out in summer but left us with no back up if we dont get anyone in and we will struggle for the rest of the season may be relegated

  12. So when Fabianski is actually fit, do I assume he returns as first choice. If that’s the case, are we really expected to believe they were going to spend £7m on a bench warmer. Perhaps they see Etheridge as a number one and will dump Fabianski?

  13. Hugh ; is there any good news ? . As far as I can see the only good news would be not to sell any player be they young or old. ,, especially the younger ones . We need to build our squad with a view to the future .
    In my view we don’t need to spend money on transfers this month .. we need instead to go forward with what we have .. and if that means bringing back Diangana all the better . We cannot afford any longer to be a charity club . We let him go out on loan with no real reason because of Pelligrini . He was showing a lot of promise with flare and ability , but West Brom have benefited and we have been weakened . Pretty sure Diangana would put in a better shift than : Lanzini , Anderson and Haller .
    Just bring him back and forget west brom . West brom is not our problem .
    Another example is Martin ; it is only a question of confidence .
    I say again and shall continue to say the January Window should Be shut and nailed up forever .

    • I agree with all that = yes we need young players but these people who are saying: Just pay the money pay no heed to agents, the selling club or the players wishes and talk utter nonsense as a result. I don’t like nonsense and they can just do one

  14. Etheridge is a very good keeper and young enough that he has lots of development left in him. I’d pay what it takes. Otherwise, keep Martin as number 1 and bring back Trott from Wimbledon as cover. Every keeper makes mistakes as Martin did on Friday, shouldn’t discount him entirely until Fab comes back. In the meantime bring Cullen back, Charlton’s player of the season until he got injured. He can be the DCM we need, saving money to be spent on full back and striker. Is it that difficult to work out?

  15. How much for Adriane ?
    Now there is a bitter pill to swallow.
    You build your team from the back thats where half the team is in a 5-4-2 formation.
    Our best years in the 80’s were built from the goalkeeper outwards, Phil Parkes and helps give the defence confidence and reduce goals being given away.
    Last Friday poor decision to give to defender, just hoof it up the pitch if your pressing up the pitch!
    But we all know this, following us getting 40 points and surviving Mr Moyes needs to list the players to retain, how much to spend on a rebuild probably another £80 to £100m and see how much can be offset by selling the rest.

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