West Ham have made a loan with an option to buy bid for former Tottenham goalkeeper Pau Lopez, but the goalkeeper has rejected a move to East London according to a report from Forza Roma.
Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be keen to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this month.
The addition of a new striker will be right at the top of the Scot’s agenda. A new central midfielder and left wing-back would not go a miss either.
Not many fans are calling for West Ham to sign a new stopper, however.
On the face of it, we are fairly well stocked in the goalkeeping department.
Upon further inspection, however, there is a real cause for concern.
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 players are ready to be playing regular Premier League football, however.
So signing an established goalkeeper may well be a wise move from West Ham.
West Ham in for Pau Lopez?
Forza Roma claims that the Hammers want to sign former Tottenham goalkeeper Pau Lopez. In fact, we have had a loan with an option to buy bid rejected for the 26-year-old Spaniard.
Lopez left Spurs in 2017 having not made a single appearance for the north London outfit. The goalkeeper rejoined Espanyol before moving to Real Betis.
He then joined AS Roma in the summer of 2019 and has impressed in the Italian capital.
Paul Lopez has conceded just 64 goals in 54 games for Roma, keeping 13 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
He won’t come cheap, however. The 26-year-old is value at around £45 million (Estadio Deportivo).
Obviously we won’t be paying anything like that for the Spaniard.
Forza Roma claim that the goalkeeper has rejected a move to West Ham, however.
On to the next target then!