According to a report from Spanish publication AS, West Ham goalkeeper Roberto is closing in on a loan switch to La Liga side Alaves, and some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the news.
The 33-year-old joined the east London outfit on a free transfer in the summer of 2019, and he has proven to be a catastrophic signing for the club.
Roberto has played 10 games for West Ham, conceding 21 goals and keeping just one clean sheet in the process.
The Spaniard single-handedly contributed to the Hammers’ free fall down the Premier League table.
It is clear that Roberto should never have been signed, and he is undoubtedly not good enough for the Premier League.
And some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the news that the 33-year-old could be on his way to Alaves…
His agent must be great . Roberto is the worst keeper I have seen in football .
— HammerTone⚒️ (@tone_hammer) January 17, 2020
how much did we pay them ??
— Cliff 父 Webb 父 (@BowLondonE3) January 17, 2020
Does he need a lift ? I can drive !
— John Smith (@Jollyjohnny123) January 17, 2020
Thank you Alaves
— Jace De Souza (@desouza1994) January 17, 2020
Worst keeper I’ve ever seen. His performance at Burnley has to be the single worst goalkeeping performance in Premiership history.
— Mark Hexton ⚒⚒ (@Hammerhexy) January 17, 2020
They must nerd someone to the cut the grass
— CRANNY 🙈🙊🙉 🏴🏴⚒️⚒️⚒️ (@02sfield) January 17, 2020
Alaves WE Love YOU….. Free’s up an overseas spot as well…
— Ⓟⓗⓘⓛⓘⓟ 父 Ⓦⓘⓛⓚⓘⓝⓢⓞⓝ 父 (@PW57WHU) January 17, 2020
Best news ever!
— Billy Hales (@MoHales8) January 18, 2020
😂😂 thank Christ
— ⚒ Mark Davis ⚒ (@rieco1234) January 17, 2020
Made my weekend 🙌🍺🍺🍺
— Ian Bennett (@ianbenjy7) January 17, 2020
Best news I’ve had all week
— Brad Sharp (@BradJSharp) January 17, 2020
They must have a worse scouting system than ours
— Daniel Bartlett (@DanBartlett83) January 17, 2020
— Neil White (@Neiljwhite1) January 17, 2020
— Brian Cass (@BrianCass5) January 17, 2020
ExWHUemployee has since taken to Twitter, suggesting that the Hammers’ ultimate aim is to sell Roberto permanently in the summer, providing that he impresses during his loan spell in Spain:
Roberto is due to go on loan to Alaves on loan with West ham subsidising most of his wages! The aim is that he plays well (🤷🏻♂️) and puts himself back in the shop window for a permanent move in the summer ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 17, 2020
And if West Ham do manage to move Roberto on permanently in the summer, it will be nothing short of a miracle.
Hopefully he will defy the odds and impress with Alaves between now and the end of the season.
Hammers fans won’t be holding their breaths, however.