West Ham have held talks with former Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy, according to the Daily Mail‘s Simon Jones.
The former England international was released by the Canaries at the end of the Championship season after running down his contract. The 30 year old has spent seven years with the East Anglian club after joining from Everton in 2010.
The keeper was still a regular for Norwich before his departure, having played 29 games in all competitions this season, conceding 37 and keeping ten clean sheets.
It is not known whether discussions with Ruddy led anywhere, but it does seem a pretty strange move by the club to be interested in a player who is likely not an improvement on the club’s other two senior goalkeepers: Adrian and Darren Randolph,.
The Hammers have been linked with a host of goalkeepers in recent months. As well as Ruddy, Brighton’s David Stockdale and Fleetwood Town’s Alex Cairns have also been targets.