West Ham United’s goalkeeper situation has been shocking while Lukasz Fabianski has been out with his hip injury.
A plethora of errors from Roberto have definitely been a contributing factor to the current seven-game winless run that the Hammers are enduring.
It seems as though this has forced the hand of West Ham’s board in the transfer market, as ExWHUEmployee revealed on The West Ham Way podcast (Show 159, 39:58) that a move could be made for Jack Butland:
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) November 20, 2019
The club insider claimed that the deal would originally be a loan with the view to a permanent signing being made in the summer.
Butland has conceded 19 goals in nine league games this season and was even dropped to the bench and has been replaced by Adam Federici at points during the current campaign.
A selection of reaction to the links, including posts from underwhelmed West Ham fans, can be seen below:
You know his been awful this year ?
— LiamChivers.Athlete (@faithcanzi) November 20, 2019
I sincerely hope this is false. Butland has been awful in the championship this season.
— Chris Lillington (@OficialCLtweets) November 21, 2019
Can we just promote Joseph Annang?
May be we will get the best of him
— AJAASUMA WEST HAM UTD (@lilmodulo) November 20, 2019
I beg we don’t
— Jaymo (@JaymoWHUFC) November 21, 2019
How about we already have a decent keeper ourselves in Nathan Trott? Bring him back.
— J (@hammerhead2009) November 21, 2019
I think we need to go spend some decent money on a better GK that is gonna push Fab for the number 1 shirt not just be a backup and someone who can replace Fab long term.
— Paul Nagle (@PCNagle1975) November 21, 2019
Butland has been poor ever since Stoke got relegated. 2nd choice goalie at a championship club, no thanks
— Will Evans (@WillEva19311429) November 21, 2019