Willy Caballero is a decent short-term goalkeeping option for West Ham

As reported by The Telegraph, Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has emerged as one of new West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini’s initial transfer targets.

What’s the story?

This summer is expected to be one of major change at the London Stadium with many current first team squad members set to be axed and plenty of signings set to come into the club.

One of the first names on Pellegrini’s wish list is Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero, according to The Telegraph.

The paper say that the new Irons boss is eager to work with players under his charge at Manchester City.

Rated at £900k by Transfermarkt, is the Argentinian international the right kind of signing for West Ham this summer?

Can he do a job?

With Joe Hart returning to Man City and the future of Adrian uncertain, West Ham are looking for a player who can hold down the number one position at the London Stadium, after a difficult season for both shot-stoppers.

Pellegrini needs a ‘keeper he can trust and Caballero is certainly that given he was the manager who brought him to English football in the first place.

The Argentinian is perhaps on the more eccentric end of the goalkeeping scale but at 36 years of age has all the experience in the world and has excellent pure shot-stopping ability.

As short-term options go, the Hammers could do a lot worse.