West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has reportedly been ruled out for three months with his injury.
According to the Evening Standard, the 34-year-old will be sidelined for three months after successfully undergoing surgery on Saturday on his hip problem.
That means that Roberto will slot in as replacement for the rest of the calendar years and David Martin will be his understudy.
Fabianski is a senior player at the London Stadium and considered one of the best in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad, but he was forced off against Bournemouth at the end of September with his injury.
The 34-year-old had a brilliant individual campaign last season for the Hammers and started the new campaign with three clean sheets in seven games.
Fabianski is certainly one of the key West Ham players that they wouldn’t’ want to lose for a sustained period of time and his absence until 2020 could be crucial.
Pellegrini’s side are hoping to push for a European spot this campaign and sit eight in the Premier League table during the international break.
Roberto is going to have to try hit the ground running in net for the Hammers, but he hasn’t played a lot of competitive football over the last year.
The 33-year-old shot-stopper managed just six appearances last season at Espanyol and is now being thrown in the deep end at the London Stadium.