Ruddy transfer rumour

RUDDYAccording to the Daily Mail, West Ham has held talks with goalkeeper John Ruddy about a summer move following his release from Norwich City.

Thirty-year-old Ruddy joined Norwich from Everton back in the summer of 2010, having made just one first-team appearance for the Toffees following a 2005 move from Cambridge United.

The shot-stopper racked up 243 appearances for the Canaries making 27 appearances this season, but Norwich chose to let him leave the club this summer, refusing to extend his contract which will expire at the end of June.

 Ruddy said he was “not massively” surprised about being released by the Championship club this summer after seven years.

“It’s disappointing obviously, but I think the direction that the club needs to go, it’s a rebuild in structure,” Ruddy told BBC Radio Norfolk. “For reasons other than football, it was a decision that was made.”

Ruddy, whose final match for the club was their 4-0 win over QPR, continued: “The club did have the option on me, but mitigating circumstances within that contract meant that it was probably impossible for the club to uphold that. It was nice that we were told when we were and nice that I was able to go out in this manner on Sunday.”


About Sean Whetstone

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

5 comments on “Ruddy transfer rumour

  1. No thank you.
    He’s no better than what we have now.

    • He is better than Randy but I expect his wages are probably twice or 3 times as much. We need marquee signings not more squad players as Slav said already, hopefully just paper talk…

      • So like you WTW it’s a no thanks from me also, go all in for Pickford offer £20m he will be a better investment than Ayew

        • Exactly 32.
          He wouldn’t dethrone Adrian.
          Just no point in getting shoddy Ruddy.
          Pickford is decent!
          I wouldn’t mind Joe Hart to be honest.

          • Yeah I wouldn’t mind seeing Hart, I watched a few of his games for Torino where he played pretty well but most accounts out of Italy including from the Torino chairman say he has made quite a lot of errors. I have been impressed with Adrian since he came back he has started catching crosses and shots instead of flapping at them and putting us under more pressure, he has had a couple of hairy moments but he has made more saves in a few games than Randy has all season.

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