Speaking recently on The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee suggested that West Ham United look set to overhaul their goalkeeping department in the near future.
With Lukasz Fabianski picking up an arm injury in training prior to West Ham’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City last weekend, David Moyes’ second-choice shot-stopper Darren Randolph started the game between the sticks for the Hammers.
However, with Randolph then picking up a knock in the fixture, at present, Moyes has been left with only David Martin as an option in the position, with the 35-year-old having not played a league fixture for the club since 2019.
And, speaking on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee claimed that the Hammers will be looking to bring in a new ‘keeper, signalling the start of an overhaul in the department.
He said: “We also will look to sign a ‘keeper. I think targets have been drawn up. David Martin, I’d be surprised – not confirmed – if he’s given another deal. Randolph has been injury-prone when needed this year and obviously Fabianski picking up injuries as well, and he’s getting on a bit.
“I think we will look – maybe not this summer, but certainly soon – to really overhaul the ‘keeper department and there are a few targets there.”
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TIF Thoughts on ExWHUemployee’s comments regarding the club’s goalkeeping overhaul…
Indeed, Randolph’s injury history is not particularly a trait that is desirable in a second-choice goalkeeper, and as ExWHUemployee points out, with Fabianski now being 35 years old, he too is edging towards the twilight of his career at the top level.
However, with the insider claiming that the Hammers will be looking to bring in reinforcements in the goalkeeping department this summer, it would appear as if Moyes could have less of a selection headache regarding his ‘keepers come the start of next season, something which will likely be music to the ears of many West Ham fans.