West Ham fans have been loving some of the recent transfer stories, but they’re not so fond of their latest goalkeeper target.
According to Spanish outlet AS, West Ham are eyeing up a summer swoop for Roberto Jimenez, who could be available for just €2million (£1.75m).
The veteran goalkeeper, who played at every youth level for Spain but never cracked the senior side, spent last season on loan with Malaga, and his parent club Espanyol are looking to cash in.
The Hammers will likely be linked with plenty of Malaga players after they hired the Spanish club’s director of football, Mario Husillos, this week.
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The 6 ft 3 Roberto is a solid goalkeeper, and his experience and knowhow would certainly be an astute addition for under £2m, but fans are hoping for bigger and better things, as he’s not exactly a marked improvement on last season’s horror show in goal.
Lukas Fabianski seems to be the top target for the number one shirt in East London, and fans are bashing the links to the 32 year-old Roberto, who kept just six clean sheets last season in a struggling Malaga side.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, and one fan doesn’t want either goalkeeper target…
1.8m, bet his mustard ?
— E13 (@DavidSulivan78) June 14, 2018
Please no! He is terrible in set pieces and makes a lot of mistakes… terrible GK at Benfica
— Hugo Costa (@hcosta909) June 14, 2018
As what 3rd choice?
— Ben Dover (@BenDover255) June 14, 2018
Another relegated 32 year old goal keeper.
— IronsmanJP (@IronsManJP) June 14, 2018
34 matches, 51 conceded(less than Flappy-Handski) and 6 clean sheets.
Could be decent, and challenge for #1 when we push Adrian out. Still gutted, think Adrian is better than both.
— SmokeyJones (@Gingerbr3d) June 14, 2018