According to a report from Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo, West Ham could be set to battle Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to sign Roma ace Pau Lopez this summer. And some Hammers fans have reacted in disbelief on Twitter to the speculation.
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David Moyes is well covered in the goalkeeping department.
Lukasz Fabianski is West Ham’s undisputed number one, whilst Darren Randolph is a capable backup.
The Hammers also have Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang waiting in the wings.
In truth, West Ham have a lot more pressing issues this summer than the need to sign a new goalkeeper.
Left-back, right-back, centre-back, central midfield and centre-forward are all positions that should be taking priority.
And funds will be tight.
So Estadio Deportivo’s claim that Roma could demand as much as £45 million for Lopez makes this one a total non-starter.
Chelsea and Tottenham want to sign the 25-year-old, who spent a year with Spurs three years ago, as well (Estadio Deportivo). West Ham surely won’t be in the race to sign the Spaniard.
And some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the speculation, echoing that exact sentiment…
The day we spend 30m on a keeper is the day other teams spend 300m.
— . (@AnthonyHufton) June 15, 2020
not having this one little bit. Wouldn’t want him anyway, he hardly set the world alight at Spurs
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) June 16, 2020
Stop retweeting this rubbish , We are skint !!!! and so are most of the football clubs , agents are desperate !
— Robert mackley (@robert_mackley) June 15, 2020
Yes West Ham (or Spurs for that matter) are going to spend £30 odd million on a keeper…
— Damien Lucas (@damienlucas) June 15, 2020
— Mark whufc (@Mwiffen123) June 15, 2020
Sean, we both know the isnt happening in a million years. We wouldnt spend £5m on a keeper, let alone £36m!
— ⚒⚒ Lewis John ⚒⚒ (@ClaretBluBlood) June 15, 2020
It’s moves like these that keep West Ham in the bottom half of the table. Please buy from inside the league. Someone like Dean Henderson or Nick Pope would be a far better buy than Pau Lopez.https://t.co/oStSxOA1if
— andrew (@andrewbgabriel) June 15, 2020