Nathan Trott could be the biggest winner from West Ham’s Willy Caballero setback

West Ham United have no chance of signing Willy Caballero from Chelsea this summer, per ClaretandHugh.

What’s the word?

The Hammers had been linked with a swoop for the goalkeeper as they look to bring in a deputy to current No.1 Lukasz Fabianski.

Spanish ‘keeper Adrian is set to depart the club this summer on a free transfer as he looks for first-team football elsewhere.

And that has led the Irons to scour the market in search of back-up to the Poland international, who won the club’s Player of the Season award.

The London Evening Standard reported that Caballero could be a target, having worked with Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga, but ClaretandHugh claim that Chelsea have triggered an option in the Argentine’s contract tying him to the club until the end of next season.

The 37-year-old made a total of nine appearances in 2018-19 and is currently back-up to Kepa Arrizabalaga at Stamford Bridge.

Give Trott a chance

West Ham don’t need to buy a goalkeeper.

Nathan Trott, the impressive young stopper, is primed to make his breakthrough at the London Stadium and deserves a spot in Pellegrini’s first-team squad.

Aged 20, he can learn on the job while deployed as Fabianski’s deputy, and he is already highly-rated.

An England youth international, he was a part of the Under-19 squad that won the European Championships in 2017.

He has kept a total of 15 clean sheets for the Under-23 side but has yet to make his first-team debut and it feels like the perfect opportunity has arrived to thrust him into the first-team.

After all, it could save West Ham a fair amount.

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