West Ham have made an official approach to sign a Barcelona player destined for an exit from the Camp Nou according to a report from Fichajes.
Barcelona are a club in the midst of a complete revamp.
They lost star man Lionel Messi in the summer and are crippled by at least €1 billion worth of debt.
Barca legend Xavi was recently appointed as the new manager. And it seems as though the World Cup winner is set to make sweeping changes at the Camp Nou.
One of the players set to be shipped out is allegedly on West Ham’s radar.
West Ham making approach to sign Barcelona player is probably absolute rubbish
The Hammers are allegedly keen to sign Barca goalkeeper Neto according to Fichajes.
Sport claims that Barcelona want around €8 million (£6.7 million) for the Brazilian.
We just can’t see how this one has any truth to it whatsoever.
If there is one area where West Ham are fairly well stocked at the moment it is the goalkeeping department.
We have Lukasz Fabiasnki, Alphonse Areola (on loan with an option to buy) and Darren Randolph.
David Moyes also has talented youngsters Nathan Trott, Joseph Anang and Krisztián Hegyi coming through the ranks.
Even if Moyes was planning to move on Randolph and/or Fabianski at the end of the season, signing Neto still wouldn’t make much sense.
He isn’t the most aerially commanding of goalkeepers. And that should be a huge red flag for West Ham considering the robust, aggressive nature of Premier League football.
There are certainly a lot better and younger goalkeeping options out there for the Hammers.
Neto earns around £65k-a-week according to a report from FC Barcelona Latest News.
And considering the fact that he’s 32, there is absolutely no need for West Ham to sign Neto in January.
West Ham boss David Moyes has far more pressing issues to address.