When speaking to Marca, Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez claimed that 10 clubs are interested in signing him. So could one of those be West Ham?
Hammers boss David Moyes has plenty of goalkeeping options at his disposal – Lukas Fabianski, Darren Randolph, Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang.
So on the surface, we seem to be pretty well sorted in that department.
But dig deeper, and there could be an issue.
Fabianski is 35 now, whilst Randolph is 33. The Polish stopper has been far from convincing since returning from injury. The Irishman is a decent shot-stopper but in truth, he should be nothing more than a back-up at the London Stadium.
Meanwhile, Trott and Anang, at 21 and 20 respectively, are completely unproven and the jury is still out as to whether either of them can cut it at Premier League level.
So perhaps Moyes should be looking to bring someone like Arsenal ace Emiliano Martinez to West Ham this summer.
The Gunners ‘keeper told Marca that he is a man in demand:
“Because on a personal level, I am a certain age, I am in a game confidence that I need to add as many minutes as possible. Yes, I am in the sights of 10 teams in Europe. But I can’t say who those clubs are, because it’s nothing concrete. I still do not have a clear situation with Arsenal, when I have it when I return I will make the best decision for my career.”
The 6ft 5in stopper has been superb for Arsenal this season. He has proved himself to be a key player for Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.
The 27-year-old really made a huge impression. He let in just nine goals in nine Premier League outings, keeping three clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
It seems as though he is now a key player for the Gunners.
But is sounds like Martinez could be on his way if he loses his place when Bernd Leno returns from injury.
It isn’t outside the realms of possibility that West Ham could be one of the clubs after his signature.
And if we aren’t, we surely should be.