As well as sorting out their need for a striker, West Ham United will eventually need a new goalkeeper.
None of their current options are the youngest, as Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and David Martin are all well above 30, and loanee Alphonse Aréola is currently on loan.
We’ll have to wait and see if the Frenchman has done enough to convince David Moyes and co. that he deserves to be bought permanently, but in case he doesn’t, West Ham could have an option lined up.
That man is Barcelona’s Neto, who is 32 years of age, but still considerably younger than their current starter, and with the La Liga side still trying to reduce their wage bill, a January sale could be on the cards.
While he had ‘some interest on the table’ in January, according to Sport, nothing materialised for him, but now ‘it seems that West Ham could bet on him’.
They want to get a ‘good transfer’ for the Brazilian, asking for €18m in the summer, but they are now willing to let him go on loan, ‘as long as a mandatory option was included’.
Something to keep an eye on, as we edge closer to January, with West Ham labelled the ‘best placed club’ to acquire his services, ‘already preparing’ to fill the position.
We’ll see about that…