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West Ham United: Neto has ‘formal proposal’ to join Irons

West Ham United: Neto has ‘formal proposal’ to join Irons -West Ham Transfer Rumours

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, it appears one player already has a ‘formal proposal’ to join West Ham United despite the transfer window not opening yet – colossal Barcelona goalkeeper Neto.

The Lowdown: West Ham eye new keepers…

Despite the summer signing of Paris-Saint Germain keeper Alphonse Areola on loan with an option to buy, West Ham have still been linked with other new goalkeepers as Lukasz Fabianski’s deal slowly winds down.

Which keeper should West Ham sign?

Sam Johnstone

Sam Johnstone



Neither, extend Fab's deal and sign Areola permanently!

Neither, extend Fab's deal and sign Areola permanently!

The former Poland international recently confirmed in an interview that talks have been going on over another new deal, coming after he put pen to paper on a one-year extension in March.

However, depending on those contract developments and whether the club opt to sign Areola permanently, new head of recruitment Rob Newman may have to keep one eye on the goalkeeping situation.

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Sam Johnstone of West Bromwich Albion is one player repeatedly linked with a move to east London amid his precarious contract situation, which expires in 2022, but it now appears more news has emerged on fellow target Neto.

The Latest: Neto has ‘formal proposal’ from Irons…

According to information collected by Fichajes, the 6 foot 2 shot-stopping powerhouse has a ‘formal proposal’ on the table to join West Ham.

Neto is apparently certain to leave Barcelona among eight listed players who new Catalans boss Xavi will ship out as part of a huge Camp Nou overhaul.

They say the Brazilian’s need for more minutes ‘takes him away’ from Barca as West Ham wait in the wings.

The Verdict: Wrong target?

Given his lack of playing time when compared to other goalkeeping targets like Johnstone, who West Ham could also sign as free agent next summer, it’s safe to say the England international comes as a far more attractive proposition than Neto.

Barca’s outcast has a shorter shelf life between the sticks going by his age (32), with West Brom’s mainstay in his prime at 28 by comparison.

The Irons are also in a weaker negotiating position with Barca given Neto’s deal doesn’t expire until 2023, meaning West Ham may have to pay more money than they would desire for his services – depending on their intended offer of course.

Signing Johnstone on a free deal next year, meanwhile, stands out as far more shrewd business given his proven Premier League pedigree, international status and acclaim by figures in the media.

In other news: West Ham ready offer to sign 33-cap World Cup ace as Newman sets sights on brand new target, find out more here.

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