Spanish goalkeeper Roberto has been nothing short of a disaster for West Ham since moving to the London Stadium on a free transfer in the summer.

The 33-year-old has played the last five league games for the Hammers, and he has conceded 11 goals in those matches.

He is obviously totally devoid of confidence, and is clearly lacking belief in his own ability.

The former Malaga and Espanyol stopper is quite simply not good enough for a club like West Ham, and he is certainly out of his depth in the Premier League.

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Roberto (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

And with this in mind, it is perhaps not surprising that the Mirror are reporting that Roberto could be sold in January.

Now, that is all well and good. If the club have decided to move him on, then good luck to them.

 

But who on earth is going to want to pay a fee to sign the calamitous goalkeeper?

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Roberto (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The problem for the Hammers is that Roberto is still under contract with the club until the summer of 2021.

So the east London outfit could very well be forced into keeping him until then. Unless, of course, they terminate his contract early – something that would end up costing them.

Considering the West Ham board’s history, however, that scenario is highly unlikely.

The Hammers might just be stuck with Roberto. And Lukasz Fabianski’s return to the first-team cannot come quick enough.

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