Date: 25th May 2019 at 10:00am
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OPINION

are reportedly in pursuit of Millwall goalkeeper David Martin who is also the son of Hammers’ legend Alvin Martin. 

London News Online claimed that the 33-year old could be on his way to in the summer, as his with Millwall comes to an end in the summer.

The keeper has been offered a new deal with Millwall, but it seems that West Ham are keen on bringing Martin in as their third-choice goalkeeper next season.

Although it seems like a fairy-tale signing for Martin, and his family for that matter, it quite possibly would not be the right move for , especially considering that they have Nathan Trott amongst their ranks.

The 20-year old will no doubt be looking for a chance to crack the first team, but if Manuel Pellegrini was to bring another goalkeeper in, this seems highly unlikely to happen anytime soon.

It seems ludicrous for a to bring in an older figure when there is an up and coming youth prospect already awaiting his chance, especially when the player being linked is currently only a second choice keeper for a side playing their football in the Championship.

It seems like a bit of a disservice to Trott, who has impressed when called upon for West Ham’s youth teams in the League 2 this season, featuring 13 times for the club and keeping one clean sheet along the way.

As it looks likely that the Hammers may end up gambling on a third-choice keeper who isn’t experienced in the Premier League, it may be worthwhile for Trott to look for a loan move next season.