West Ham United could now sign AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez for just €12 million (£10.5 million) according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport (Print edition, January 13th, page 13).

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Signing a new goalkeeper is far from a matter of urgency for Hammers boss David Moyes at the moment.

West Ham desperately need a new centre-forward, a central midfielder and a left wing-back.

The Hammers must be looking to sign a top class stopper in the near future, however.

Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph will be 36 and 34 respectively before the start of next season and the former is currently out injured.

The Hammers do have youngsters Nathan Trott, Joseph Anang and Krisztian Hegyi all coming through the ranks. None of them are ready to be playing regular Premier League football, however.

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Pau Lopez (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

And Pau Lopez wouldn’t be a bad option for West Ham. The 26-year-old joined AS Roma in the summer of 2019 and has impressed in the Italian capital.

He has conceded just 64 goals in 54 games for Roma, keeping 13 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

 

The former Tottenham man was valued at a massive £45 million not long ago (Estadio Deportivo).

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Pau Lopez (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

The Hammers could pick him up for as little as £10.5 million now, however, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (Print edition, January 13th, page 13).

That’s perhaps a direct result of the global health crisis.

As long as we prioritise a move for a striker, a central midfielder and a left wing-back, there will be nothing wrong with making a move for a goalkeeper as well. Pau Lopez would be a wise addition for the Hammers.

He would certainly be good value for just £10.5 million.

It’s highly unlikely that we will be bringing the Spaniard to the London Stadium this month, however.

There are quite simply more pressing matters at hand for David Moyes.

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