Atletico Madrid are planning a move for Roberto.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Atletico Madrid are eyeing move for West Ham United goalkeeper Roberto.
The 34-year-old’s contract at West Ham is set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Roberto is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by West Ham this summer and the list of suitors in the Spain international continues to grow.
Diego Simeone wants to sign a new goalkeeper and Roberto is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Atletico Madrid manager has extensively scouted Roberto and is considering a move for the goalkeeper.
According to the report, “Atletico Madrid are eyeing West Ham United goalkeeper Roberto. The London Evening Standard says the Spanish side are on the hunt for a back up to first-choice goalkeeper Jan Oblak and have identified Roberto, who started his career at the club and made five senior appearances, as a possible option, according to reports in his home country. Roberto, 34, joined the Hammers on a free transfer last summer and was thrust into the spotlight following an injury to Lukasz Fabianski. A disastrous string of errors from Roberto saw him shipped out on loan to Alaves and ultimately cost Manuel Pellegrini his job. David Moyes, who brought Darren Randolph back to the club in January to replace the hapless Roberto, is keen to clear out a number of players ahead of next season as he looks to shape the squad in his vision.”
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Atletico Madrid will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Roberto to join the club.
Good signing for Atletico Madrid?
A move away from West Ham United will not be only the best move for Roberto, but also for the club.
LaLiga side must look to bring in a new reserve goalkeeper and Roberto could be a good option for them.
The ball is in Atletico’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Roberto.
How strong that interest is and whether Atletico Madrid will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.