West Ham are keen to sign Roma stopper Robin Olsen this summer according to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari.
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Hammers boss David Moyes will undoubtedly be keen to bolster his goalkeeping ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
Whether it should actually be one of the Scot’s priorities, however, is debatable.
Lukasz Fabianski probably only has one year left at the very highest level, two at the most. Meanwhile, his backup Darren Randolph isn’t good enough to be starting regularly for a Premier League club.
And it seems as though Moyes has already identified some stiffer competition for the Polish stopper.
West Ham want Robin Olsen
The 31-year-old AS Roma goalkeeper is on the Hammers’ radar according to a report from Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari:
Olsen spent last season on loan with Everton and made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Toffees.
During those outings, the 48-capped Sweden international conceded 16 goals and kept three clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 6ft 5in tall, Olsen cuts an imposing figure. He is commanding in the air and is a very good shot-stopper.
The Roma ace is 31, however. And questions have to be asked as to whether he would be a smart long-term solution to our goalkeeping issues.
Surely Moyes should be targeting the addition of a younger stopper. If the Swede is available for a reasonable fee, however, he will undoubtedly appeal to the West Ham owners.
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Olsen wouldn’t be a bad signing at all. And if he is a cost effective one, we wouldn’t have any problem with it whatsoever.