Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero is an option for West Ham this summer, according to reliable club insider EXWHUEmployee.
On The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM (Wednesday 15th May), EXWHUEmployee told listeners that Caballero could replace Adrian at West Ham.
Adrian set to leave West Ham
The Hammers seem resigned to losing the popular Spaniard. He has fallen behind Lukasz Fabianski in the pecking order and his contract is coming to an end.
After years of good service for the Hammers, the 32-year-old’s time in East London is coming to an end. He appeared to say goodbye to West Ham fans after the last two matches.
With Adrian departing, West Ham need a new goalkeeper this summer. And the club has a plan which could involve Caballero.
Willy Caballero could replace Adrian
West Ham want an older goalkeeper to provide experienced back-up to Fabianski for one season. Then, West Ham believe Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang will be ready to step up from the academy.
Caballero fits the bill perfectly for this role. The 37-year-old has vast experience and he played under Pellegrini at Malaga and Manchester City.
The 5-cap Argentina goalkeeper would probably pen a one-year deal if he moved from West to East London. And he would be a free transfer unless Chelsea extend his deal.
Caballero has played 70 games in England over the last five years. He has mainly been a cup goalkeeper but he is more than qualified to be Fabianski’s deputy.