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Hammers see goalkeeper bid rejected – report

West Ham have made a bid for AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez, according to Forza Roma via Sport Witness.

The report comes  out of the blue given that the Irons have a clear hierarchy of goalkeepers at the club, with Lukasz Fabianski firmly at the top.

Still, the report in Italy claims that the Irons have made a move to snap up the Serie A stopper.

No fee is mentioned but it is said that Lopez decided to stay in Italy, leading to Roma knocking the bid back.

West Ham wanted to take him on loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season and that seems all the more confusing given that Fabianski is the undisputed No.1.

Lopez has a history in England, having gone on loan to Spurs from Espanyol in the 2016/17 season, though he never played for the club in the Premier League.

It doesn’t really make sense that the Irons would be looking for a new goalkeeper; we’ll file this one under transfer window nonsense.

It confirms all that David Moyes has had to say about the club being linked “to every man and his dog” adding that is more than possible he will stick with the players he has got.

At the same time as this report circulates it was encouraging to see young Hammers stopper Nathwan Trott on the bench at Stockport last night.

He is clearly the youngster the club see as the most likely of those at under 23 level and a big future has always been predicted for the 22 year old.

He spent last season on loan at AFC Wimbledon.

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4 comments on “Hammers see goalkeeper bid rejected – report

  1. We do need another top keeper and Randolph is not good enough. Fab wont last forever

  2. For me this makes perfect sense.
    Randolph has looked very Rocky when he’s played, coming for crosses and not being a able to kick the ball.
    There is no pressure on Fabianski at all and he needs competition plus we need a good number two.

  3. Probably a translation misunderstanding.

  4. Think there is more important position to take care of at the min …ie a striker ? Have we made any sort of bid yet ??

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