According to a report from the Athletic, West Ham could test the waters and make an offer for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland this summer.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has plenty of options available to him in the goalkeeping department at the London Stadium at the moment.

Lukasz Fabianski is West Ham’s undisputed humber one, whilst Darren Randolph, Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang will all be fighting for the number two spot.

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Jack Butland (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport/CameraSport via Getty Images)

That is not to say that the Hammers cannot upgrade, however.

Fabianski is now 35, and there were signs towards the end of the season that he has deteriorated.

The Athletic claims that David Moyes could make a move to bring Stoke stopper Jack Butland to West Ham this summer. The Potters have also allegedly lowered their £20 million asking price for the nine-capped England international.

 

But would the 27-year-old be a wise addition for the Hammers?

Butland, who earns £60,000 per week according to the Daily Mail, was one of the most exciting young goalkeepers to come through the ranks in England four or five years ago.

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Jack Butland (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport/CameraSport via Getty Images)

His form has dipped over the past two seasons, however.

The 27-year-old Stoke goalkeeper let in 56 goals in 35 Championship games this season, keeping just nine clean sheets in the process.

Signing Butland would be a risky move for West Ham. And whether he will be worth the punt will depend on how cheap Moyes is able to sign him for this summer.

It’s a resounding no from us, however.

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