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West Ham open to loaning Roberto in January

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West Ham United are preparing to try and shift flop goalkeeper Roberto at any cost in January, according to The Guardian.

The newspaper claims that the Hammers have been so disappointed by the Spaniard that they will look to move him on just six months after signing for the club.

However, the east London outfit are aware that it may be tough to secure a transfer fee for the 33-year-old given that he has 18 months left on his contract.

As a result, they are now open to loaning out the ‘keeper. The rest of the Irons squad are said to not trust the player, while director of football Mario Husillos’ job is at risk for bringing him in.


It’s no surprise that the Hammers are looking to move Roberto on come the New Year – he has been that bad. There haven’t been many players who have come to the Premier League and been quite as shocking as the former Espanyol man, but the problem with that is that his woeful form will make it difficult to offload him. Who is going to want to sign him, really? Why would anybody pay a transfer fee? You’d have to pay me to take him, to be quite honest. West Ham know that, and so they are ready to accept a loan deal if it will get the player out of the London Stadium. It’s no shock, either, that the squad don’t trust him. How can they? Would you have faith in someone after this horrendous string of performances? Husillos is now under fire, as well, which is no surprise either. He pushed to get Roberto in, and even tried to make him the club’s number one in the summer of 2018! That’s just ludicrous, and it cast serious doubts over his judgement.

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