West Ham keen on signing Marchesin
Agustin Marchesin © Porto

According to ABola, West Ham United is interested in signing Argentinian goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin from the Portuguese side FC Porto.

With thirty-five-year-old David Martin leaving the club at the end of June when his contract expires, West Ham boss David Moyes has turned to Marchesin hoping to sign him as Martin’s replacement.

Moyes has approved the advanced talks to sign the keeper this summer, with a bid of €12 million drafted to convince Porto.

The trouble is that Marchesin has a €50 million release clause inserted into his current contract with Porto.

The thirty-three-year-old is a very solid goalkeeper. He let in just thirty-five goals in forty-three games for Porto this season in the Primeira Liga and the Champions League whilst keeping 22 clean sheets in the process. He has also earned seven caps for the Argentina national team.

Marchesin will compete for the number one keeper spot with thirty-six-year-old Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph.

Fabianski is clearly on the decline. His form has not been great over the past year and his consistent injury problems are a concern for Moyes. The club needs to upgrade in that particular position this summer.

The Hammers are already linked with several goalkeepers, including West Brom’s Sam Johnstone and Fulham’s Alphonse Areola.

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West Ham fans opting for either one of the two claiming that there is no need to replace one ageing keeper with another and describing it as a setback.

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