West Ham United goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez is set to return to Spain, with a deal in place for him to move to Alavés on loan.

The Hammers completed the signing of Darren Randolph this week, bringing the Republic of Ireland international back from Middlesbrough in a £4m deal.

His return pushed Roberto further down the pecking order at the club, and West Ham have now sanctioned the Spaniard’s departure.

The goalkeeper has come in for stern criticism this season, with a series of disappointing performances when he stood in for the injured Łukasz Fabiański.

He is now set to leave, with AS reporting that a deal has been agreed for him to spend the second half of the campaign on loan on loan with Alavés.

According to the newspaper, the deal will be finalised next Monday, with the Spanish side targeting the West Ham man as a replacement for Antonio Sivera, who has gone on loan to Almeria.