West Ham United have cooled their interest in signing Jordan Archer despite their desire to offload Roberto, according to a report from the Guardian.
It would not be a surprise if summer signing Roberto has already played his final game for the Hammers. The 33-year-old conceded 16 goals in seven Premier League games, and his final three appearances saw the Irons concede nine.
He was dropped for David Martin ahead of the win over Chelsea. And it appears that West Ham are keen to move the stopper on during the January transfer window.
The Guardian reports that the Hammers are looking to land a new second-choice keeper in January. But interestingly, it looks as though they have already had a change of heart.
It was also the Guardian who reported in late November that the Irons were interested in Archer, who has been a free agent since leaving Millwall in the summer.
However, the Guardian is now suggesting that West Ham have cooled their interest in the Scotland international.
It is not clear why the Hammers have decided against a move for Archer. But perhaps they are wary of making another poor goalkeeper signing.
The club’s decisions in the transfer market are already coming under intense scrutiny from disgruntled fans. Signing Archer – who was teammates with Martin at the Den – would arguably be a gamble considering that he has not played in the Premier League.
And while West Ham will be hoping that they will not need their backup keeper once Lukasz Fabianski returns, they arguably cannot afford to get it wrong again with Roberto struggling since arriving.