According to a report from Italian website FC Inter News, West Ham will face competition from Arsenal for Inter Milan goalkeeper Ionut Radu.

The Hammers have real problems in the goalkeeping department.

Lukasz Fabianski is out injured once again, and West Ham are keen to bring in Darren Randolph as cover.

The move is being held up due to medical problems, however, according to the Evening Standard.

Another potential target for the Hammers is Cardiff City stopper Neil Etheridge, with Football Insider claiming that a £7 million bid has been submitted for the Philippines international.

It seems as though Radu could be an option for the east London club too.


FC Inter News claims that West Ham are keen on the 22-year-old, but will face competition from Arsenal for his signature.

Ionut Radu of Genoa CFC looks on during the Coppa Italia...

Ionut Radu (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Good signing?

The Romanian is currently on loan with Genoa. He has hardly been impressive, however, conceding 35 goals in 17 Serie A games, and he has just two clean sheets to his name.

He does seem to have a bright future, however. Antonio Conte allegedly believes that the young goalkeeper has a bright future both in the game and at Inter, according to FC Inter News.

At 22, Radu is obviously inexperienced, and a move to the Premier League might prove to be very challenging for him. Especially if he is expected to make an instant impact, as would be the case at West Ham.

Standing at 6ft 2in tall, the Inter-owned ace is far from the biggest of goalkeepers. And this could prove to be a problem in the Premier League where direct football is commonplace.

This seems to be one that West Ham should avoid. And not only because they might struggle to beat Arsenal in the race for Radu’s signature.

There are better options out there for sure.

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