West Ham United’s goalkeeping department could arguably do with some looking at this summer ahead of what will be a very long season for the Hammers.
With more games set to be played next season due to their involvement in the UEFA Europa League, David Moyes is going to need to ensure he has sufficient cover in all areas of this team, including in the shot-stopper’s room.
Naturally, Lukasz Fabianski looks set to retain his number one spot as the Irons first choice as he has been pretty solid (if not brilliant) for the club since arriving, although there will be doubts about how long he has left at the top considering he is getting older. Nonetheless, those who use Big Free Bet to find the best bonuses will still feel West Ham are in safe hands with him between the goalposts.
Darren Randolph can be considered a suitable back-up, but if the Poland international was to get injured, there will be questions about whether the Republic of Ireland international would be able to stand in for a significant period of time and help West Ham out against some of the quality sides in the Premier League.
Of course, it could be argued that those two individuals are more than capable and with other areas of the squad needing more urgent work, Moyes has time to look elsewhere.
However, according to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari, the Hammers’ boss is looking at Robin Olsen already as a potential target.
It is understood that the 31-year-old is wanted by the London Stadium outfit after impressing for Sweden at Euro 2020, with his time at AS Roma likely over following Jose Mourinho’s arrival and the expected transfer of Portugal international Rui Patricio from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Furthermore, Olsen was loaned out to Everton last season and played well in the Premier League appearances he made for the Toffees when he was called upon to fill in for England international Jordan Pickford at times.
During the 11 appearances he made, the Sweden international conceded 16 goals and kept three clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).
There will be arguments about whether he would be worth investing in given his age, with some of the Irons’ faithful likely to be of the feeling that the money would be better spent on a player who is younger and could have longer at the club.
However, if Olsen is available and for a fee that can be considered rather reasonable and cost-effective, then he is an individual that needs to strongly be considered by West Ham United this summer.