It was Watford for so long, but now it’s West Ham’s turn to be linked with Robin Olsen from AS Roma.
Replaced by Pau Lopez this summer, the Sweden international will not be Paulo Fonseca’s first choice next season, meaning a move elsewhere is needed.
The Hornets were said to be the club in the Premier League willing to lend him a helping hand but that is now dead in the water (according to Il Tempo), meaning another Premier League side is needed to continue the hope of Olsen being sold.
That club is, according to Corriere della Sera’s Rome edition, West Ham, the very same club who have already signed two goalkeepers to back up Lukasz Fabianski.
Corriere della Sera state both West Ham and Fenerbahce (whom Il Tempo also say are out of the race) are the two squads who have ‘manifested an interest’ in the Swede.
As you can see, there’s some contradiction between the various claims, which often suggests people aren’t really sure what’s going on.
What is certain, however, appears to be the lack of concrete interest in the Roma goalkeeper, and all these clubs being linked could simply be stemming from intermediaries offering him around in hope someone takes the bait.
It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened.