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Roberto to remain in Spain

West Ham, Roberto and  Spanish club Alavés have agreed to extend the on-loan goalkeepers loan to 20th July despite him conceding eights goals in two games. The 34-year-old is contracted to the Hammers until June 2021 with an option to extend that deal by another year.

Spanish publication El Correo explains is still a possibility that Roberto could continue at Alavés beyond July.

The club’s sports director, Sergio Fernández, ‘has already left a door open for his continuity’ with the Spanish La Liga side.

West Ham continues to pay 75% of Roberto’s £30,000 per week wages and it is thought this arrangement would need to continue for another season loan deal to be concluded.

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With no future at West Ham and no likely offers for the goalkeeper, this summer the Hammers are likely to cut their losses and decide a 25% saving on his wages is better than nothing. Roberto joined West Ham on a free transfer from Espanyol a year ago tomorrow.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Roberto to remain in Spain

  1. Another Pellegrini, Hullios belter !

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