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Robinson: Begovic would be ideal for West Ham

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Asmir Begovic would be a perfect signing for West Ham, according to Paul Robinson. 

The Hammers are reportedly keen on snapping up the Bournemouth stopper, who is currently out on loan at Azerbaijani side Qarabag, as per the Sun.

And Robinson backs a potential swoop.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I think he is a very very good goalkeeper, a top goalkeeper.

“He had a tough time at Bournemouth, got frozen out he’s playing on loan in Azerbaijan currently.

“He’s someone who’d be ideal for West Ham as he knows the Premier League, he is experienced, he has played at the top level at Chelsea, he is going to add confidence and stability to the back-four.

“And if he becomes available, it would be a brilliant signing for West Ham, a very astute signing.”


Robinson is bang on the money here. If the first half of this season has taught us anything, it’s that West Ham need a new goalkeeper as backup to Lukasz Fabianski, and Begovic would be the perfect candidate to do that. The 32-year-old is a vastly experienced option who would not only provide cover, but competition for the big Pole too. With 252 Premier League appearances to his name, and a mammoth 750 saves over the course of his career in the division, as per the league themselves, Begovic clearly has what it takes to be a stable and dependable figure in east London. He’s so far down the pecking order at Bournemouth that you would expect them to be open to letting him go, and provided the Hammers can offload disastrous addition Roberto next month, this one could have real legs.

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