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West Ham should try everything to sign Bartlomiej Dragowski

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West Ham are reportedly keen on the idea of a summer move for Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.

Tutto Mercato claim the 21-year old had impressed this season on loan at FC Empoli, and has attracted the attention of Manuel Pellegrini as a result.

In Serie A this season, Dragowski made 16 appearances and kept four clean sheets, which is arguably a very good record for a young goalkeeper in a competitive league.

Although West Ham seem incredibly happy with their current number one, Lukasz Fabianski, it may be smart for Pellegrini to begin looking to the future, especially considering Fabianski is 34-year of age, and surely nearing the end of his career in a claret and blue shirt.

Dragowski seems like a good player to bring to the London Stadium, and could be the answer in between the sticks for the club once Fabianski retires.

Arguably, this could be seen as a silly move for the Hammers with the likes of Nathan Trott in the ranks, who is another young keeper waiting for his chance in the first team at the London Stadium, at only 20-year of age.

A bit of competition would not be a bad thing for Trott however, and Dragowski has certainly shown that he would have what it takes to come into the Hammers dressing room and cause a selection headache for Pellegrini.

The Polish youngster will no doubt be hoping that he could follow in the steps of his fellow countryman Fabianski should he make the move to West Ham, after the 34-year old was awarded as the ‘Hammer of the Year’ this season.

Also Fabianski would no doubt help the 21-year-old settle into life at the London Stadium.

Overall, it seems like it could be a shrewd move for Pellegrini to make, even if he were to send the youngster out on loan to gain more experience in England before making a move into the first team in years to come, as the shot-stopper could easily get better.

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