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Rafal Gikiewicz claims he received offer to join West Ham
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Rafal Gikiewicz claims he received offer to join West Ham

Union Berlin ace Rafal Gikiewicz has claimed that he received a proposal from West Ham to join them, when speaking to Canal Plus, and quoted via Sport Onet, but he rejected the move.

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The 32-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract with the German outfit this summer.

And he is now expected to stay in the Bundesliga, according to Sport Onet.

Rafal Gikiewicz (Photo by Matthias Kern/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Hammers boss David Moyes might just be on the look-out for a new goalkeeper this summer. Manuel Pellegrini signing Roberto surely has no future at the London Stadium.

But West Ham will have Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and young duo Nathan Trott and Joseph Anang to call upon next season.

Even so, Union Berlin ace Gikiewicz still claimed that the Hammers offered him the chance to move to the London Stadium, when speaking exclusively to Canal Plus, and quoted by Sport Onet:

Rafal Gikiewicz (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

“I could have been Łukasz Fabiański’s replacement when he got injured. However, I know what position Łukasz has there, so I rejected it. I want to play, I have sporting goals. Going “for number two” is not appropriate for me.”

The Polish ace’s availability on a free transfer makes him an attractive prospect.

West Ham surely won’t be going back in for the 32-year-old anytime soon, however.

As mentioned earlier, David Moyes has plenty of options to choose from between the sticks.

And the Hammers really should be prioritising strengthening other areas before they even contemplate bringing in a new goalkeeper.