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Report: West Ham eye Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

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Report: West Ham eye Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

West Ham United are one of the clubs interested in signing Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic during the January transfer window, according to a report from The Sun.

The Hammers are looking to sign a new goalkeeper after Roberto’s calamitous stint between the sticks in recent weeks. The 33-year-old conceded 16 goals in seven Premier League appearances, and has recently been dropped for David Martin.

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The Sun reports that Roberto is likely to be moved on in January. And in his place, the Irons are interested in signing Begovic, who is currently on loan at Qarabag.

The 32-year-old’s spell in Azerbaijan ends this month. But the Cherries are seemingly set to let him move on once again with three stoppers ahead of him at the Vitality Stadium.

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The Sun reports that West Ham are keen, as are Derby County, Birmingham City and PSV Eindhoven. It is not clear whether the Hammers are pursuing a permanent move or a loan. But it is noted that any side interested in signing Begovic temporarily will have to cover a large portion of his £60,000-a-week wages.

 

Begovic has struggled since moving to Bournemouth. But he has made well over 250 Premier League appearances during his career.

And as a backup for Lukasz Fabianski, he could be a smart signing.

They should be prepared to walk away if Bournemouth demand too much. But perhaps a move to the London Stadium could be best for all parties.

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