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West Ham now eyeing January move for 24-year-old goalkeeper with £10 million price-tag
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West Ham now eyeing January move for 24-year-old goalkeeper with £10 million price-tag

West Ham United are interested in signing Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski in the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from Viola News who claims that the goalkeeper is considering his future in Florence having made only five Serie A appearances so far this season.

Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bring some new signings to the London Stadium before the January window slams shut.

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The Scot should be prioritising the additions of a centre-forward, a centre-back and probably a left-back as well.

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If we’re honest, a new goalkeeper should be well down the list on Moyes’s agenda. If the Italian media are to be believed, however, that is far from the case.

West Ham eye January move for goalkeeper

Viola News claims that Fiorentina stopper Bartlomiej Dragowski, 24, is on the Hammers’ radar this month.

And the Ploand international could leave the Artemio Franchi Stadium as he continues to get left out of Vincenzo Italiano’s starting lineup.

La Nazione claims that Dragowski could be available for around £10 million in January.

Now, if West Ham are to make Alphonse Areola’s loan move a permanent one this summer, this rumour is clearly absolutely rubbish.

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If for some reason Moyes isn’t entirely sold on Areola, however, then making a move to sign Dragowski would make sense.

Standing at 6ft 3in tall, the Pole cuts an imposing figure. He commands his penalty area with authority and is an impressive communicator. The 24-year-old is a pretty decent shot-stopper too.

Dragowski probably has at least 12 or 13 years left playing at the highest level. That makes the reported £10 million fee seem like very good value for money.

In my opinion though, West Ham should be going anywhere near the Polish stopper. We already have a brilliant goalkeeper on our books in the form of Areola, who we can sign permanently for just £11 million in the summer (Wyn Foot).

Lukasz Fabianski has just signed a new one-year deal as well. And with the likes of Nathan Trott, Joseph Anang and Krisztian Hegyi coming through the ranks at the London Stadium, signing Dragowski from Fiorentina would be completely pointless this month.

Especially given the fact that West Ham are in such urgent need of strengthening in other positions.

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