Here in the Transfer Tavern, West Ham fans found themselves boiling over because of the ugly scenes in and around their club. The fans are desperate to see the Hammers remain in the top flight and then have a massive summer to ensure failure doesn’t occur again.
The London Stadium is far from homely and with the players failing to deliver on the pitch, West Ham are set for a testing time with the relegation zone beckoning.
There are many sources to West Ham’s problems but one most noticeable to us fans gathered around the bar is the amount of goals the Hammers have conceded. Thus far in the Premier League, West Ham have conceded the most amount of goals (57) bar none. Joe Hart and Adrian have both found themselves dropped at parts during the season due to their inability to stop conceding and frankly, it isn’t looking good for West Ham.
If they can stop the barren run of form, this coming summer will be an essential time to find a goalkeeper, and a good one at that. Our landlord’s keen to suggest fellow relegation-threatened Stoke keeper Jack Butland, valued at £16.20 million according to Transfermarkt.
Butland has also found it hard to stop conceding but that problem mainly lies with the defenders in front of him. If it wasn’t for Jack Butland on a number of occasions this season for Stoke, the Potters could well find themselves a lot worse off.
West Ham would face stiff competition to get Butland as already some of the top teams in the Premier League are sniffing round him. However if the Hammers want to find a long-term solution to their goalkeeping role, then Butland simply is the man to go all for.