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Report: West Ham goalkeeper Roberto set for Spain return

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Report: West Ham goalkeeper Roberto set for Spain return

West Ham United flop Roberto Jimenez is reportedly set to return to Spain following a dismal stint at the London Stadium.

According to AS, the veteran goalkeeper has a deal in place to join Deportivo Alaves on loan for the remainder of the season.

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The Hammers recently completed the £4 million re-signing of Darren Randolph (BBC Sport), meaning Roberto’s Irons career looks effectively now dead in the water.

The summer signing from Espanyol has endured a nightmare spell with the club.

In late September, Roberto was tasked with replacing the injured Lukasz Fabianski between the sticks, but made a string of errors to leave the majority of West Ham fans calling for him to be dropped.

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He eventually was, with David Martin taking over and doing considerably better.


AS say Roberto’s move back to Spain with Alaves should be finalised next Monday.

TBR’s view – For the best

Ideally getting rid of Roberto permanently would have been ideal, but perhaps that can be sorted out in the summer.

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It simply hasn’t worked out for Roberto, with the Premier League clearly a step too far for him.

Following the signing of Randolph there is surely no way back for the error-prone stopper, 33, and most West Ham fans will pretend the move never happened.

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