West Ham want to bring Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Etienne Green back to England from France in January according to a report from TEAMtalk.
That wasn’t a typo by the way. Yes, Etienne Green does in fact play for Saint-Etienne!
It’s not a joke, and neither is the 21-year-old’s talent.
Born in Colchester Essex, Green moved to France at the age of four along with his French mother and English father.
The talented young goalkeeper joined Saint-Etienne’s youth academy in 2009 as a nine-year-old!
He signed his first professional contract with the Ligue 1 outfit in the summer of 2020 and made his debut for the club just six months ago.
West Ham want to bring goalkeeper back to England from France in January
The 21-year-old stopper has really impressed for the French side.
Etienne Green has gone on to make 16 appearances for Saint-Etienne, conceding just 21 goals and keeping three clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
Standing at 6ft 4in tall, the young goalkeeper cuts an imposing figure. He is very commanding in the air and is a very good shot-stopper.
West Ham are well stocked in the goalkeeping department at the moment.
Should Lukasz Fabianski and/or Darren Randolph leave the London Stadium at the end of this season, however, then David Moyes should be looking at a top-class number two to provide cover for Alphonse Areola.
And Green might just be the ideal man for the job. He is valued at around €10 million (£8.5 million) according to ASSE.
Etienne Green strutting his stuff:
Whether the West Ham owners will be prepared to splash out that kind of cash on a young and still somewhat unproven goalkeeper, however, remains to be seen.