West Ham are set to sign Millwall goalkeeper David Martin who is out of contract in the summer, according to London News Online.
The outlet have claim that the goalkeeper, who is the son of Hammers club legend Alvin Martin, could be on his way to the London Stadium ahead of the new season.
London News Online claim that Martin is out of contract in the summer, but has been offered fresh terms with the Lions.
However the outlet understand that the Hammers are keen on bringing the goalkeeper to the London Stadium as their third choice.
The 33-year old has made eleven appearances in all competitions this season for Millwall, and could now be on his way to the club where his father made 598 appearances.
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Reliable Journalist Alan Nixon also gave his verdict on the transfer from his personal Twitter account, saying: “Believe there’s something in that.”
Although it is unlikely that Martin would be able to live up to the status that his father had with the Hammers, it would be a nice move for the 33-year old to make as he surely nears the end of his career. It seems that the goalkeeper isn’t too fussed about being the number two, especially considering his age, so it would make sense for him to make the switch to the London Stadium and be the back-up keeper at a club which means a lot to his family, assuming the move became possible. Alvin Martin scored 34 goals in 598 appearances for West Ham, and is clearly seen as a real club legend, so for his son to make the switch to the East London nearing the end of his club career, this would be a nice touch. If there is some truth in the transfer rumours, then it could be a good move for West Ham too, and would allow for Manuel Pellegrini to have a willing back-up goalkeeper, who also has strong connections to the club on a personal level.