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Roberto and Martin may be on borrowed time

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West Ham United goalkeepers Roberto and David Martin could be ‘in danger’ of leaving the club when their contracts expire, according to Football London.

The report claims that the two summer recruits will see their current contracts expire at the end of next season, and could be on their way come the summer of 2021.

West Ham have three fantastic young goalkeepers coming through at the club in Nathan Trott – who is excelling out on loan at AFC Wimbledon this campaign – Joseph Anang and Krisztian Hegyi.

With that said, it would be no surprise to see one or both of these men depart the London Stadium when their contracts expire.


It always seemed as if Roberto and Martin were just temporary recruits to fill a spot in the Hammers squad until Trott, Anang etc. were ready to make the step up. West Ham are blessed to have these fantastic young shot-stoppers coming through, and Trott has certainly been living up to his potential at Wimbledon. It would be no surprise for him to take up a spot as Lukasz Fabianski’s primary back up next season, with Anang the next youngster to be given a stint out on loan. Manager Manuel Pellegrini would then only need to keep one of Roberto and Martin heading into next term, meaning that he could cash in on one of them next summer while he can still get a transfer fee for them. Roberto, you’d think, will surely be kept around after doing a decent job in relief of the injured Fabianski recently. Martin, however, is yet to play for the club. With that said, it might be time to give the former Millwall ‘keeper the boot next summer and promote one of Trott or Anang.

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