West Ham’s summer plans are already underway as they sent scouts to check on a goalkeeper. With Adrian’s departure expected when his contract expires, the Hammers need a new stopper.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, West Ham scouts watched Bartlomiej Dragowski keep a clean sheet in Serie A at the weekend.
The Hammers could swoop for Dragowski this summer. He would be a back-up option for Lukasz Fabianski at first. But he could be Fabianski’s natural heir for both West Ham and Poland.
West Ham scouts watch Bartlomiej Dragowski
West Ham reportedly sent scouts to watch Empoli in action against Fiorentina. Dragowski plays for Fiorentina but is on loan at Empoli and was allowed to play against his parent club.
Empoli are in a relegation battle. But they secured a 1-0 win over 10-man Fiorentina, who have been left in mid-table. Diego Farias scored the goal before Jordan Veretout’s late red card.
Dragowski played between the sticks against his parent club Fiorentina. And he frustrated the Viola with a stunning goalkeeping performance.
With a remarkable 10 saves (via Whoscored), the youngster kept his side in it. And he would have impressed Fiorentina and West Ham’s scouts during the game.
Who is Bartlomiej Dragowski?
Dragowski is a highly-rated young goalkeeper who moved to Fiorentina from Jagiellonia in 2016. After nine appearances in two-and-a-half seasons with Fiorentina, he joined Empoli on loan in January 2019.
The Poland U21 international has been solid between the sticks in his 11 games for the relegation-threatened Serie A side.
This could convince West Ham to swoop for Dragowski. The 21-year-old could be Fabianski’s deputy until he is ready to take the reins from his fellow countryman.