Regardless of how well West Ham United are doing in the league this season, one position that will require an overhaul sooner rather than later is in goal.
The Hammers currently have three ageing shot stoppers in their ranks, with 35-year-old Lukas Fabianski the undeniable starter when fit, followed by 33-year-old Darren Randolph and 35-year-old David Martin as backups.
The Poland international is fine for now, but there will come a time when he will need to be replaced, and it appears West Ham are eyeing a compatriot of his.
It isn’t Wojcech Szczesny, but Bologna goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, who has become the number one with the Serie A side, and attracted interest from abroad.
That’s what Tutto Bologna Web are reporting on Wednesday, claiming his growth ‘hasn’t gone unnoticed’, with teams in England now being linked to him.
They state it’s ‘primarily West Ham’, before listing a bunch of Premier League sides who could also be in need of a goalkeeper, such as Aston Villa, Brighton or even Crystal Palace.
Perhaps this comes down from a recommendation from Fabianski himself, who will have encountered his compatriot during various international call ups?
Either way, one to keep an eye on, because there’s no denying that West Ham will be in the market for a new goalkeeper sooner rather than later.