West Ham United have suffered a big injury blow as Lukasz Fabianski has been ruled out for upto three months with a groin injury – and Hammers fans are considering the signing of a player released by Tottenham in the summer.
Fabianski, 34, lasted the majority of the first half as West Ham drew 2-2 with Bournemouth. However, he could now be sidelined until the new year, which comes as an enormous blow for the Poland international.
The ex-Arsenal goalkeeper has been excellent for West Ham since joining the club from Swansea City in the summer of 2018. He has since played 45 times for the east Londoners, in which he has conceded 63 goals and kept 10 clean sheets.
The Hammers are expected to bring in Spanish summer signing Roberto, who conceded four goals to Oxford United in the Carabao Cup. That performance was a worry for Hammers fans.
West Ham also boast David Martin after bringing in the stopper from Millwall on a free transfer, and he is expected to warm the bench in place of Fabianski.
However, Hammers fans want to bring in a new goalkeeper and some have considered veteran stopper Michel Vorm, who was released by bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the summer after five years for the north Londoners.
@ExWHUemployee can we sign vorm on a free as released by spurs ??
— Johnny (@johnrjc26) October 1, 2019
Vorm is available surely he has got to be better than what we have prem experience and a short term solution
— Andy Lapthorne (@lapstar11) September 30, 2019
Sign vorm on a free ffs. Roberto is pants 🤬⚒
— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) September 30, 2019
Michel Vorm on a short-term deal badly needed. https://t.co/W6nZmm6Ij5
— Conrad 🎃'Keefe (@okeefe_92) September 30, 2019
Vorm would have signed as a back-up keeper, and he’s leagues ahead of Roberto
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) September 30, 2019
Who is this Bulgarian wonder kid? What is his name? Is he a goalkeeper? Unfortunately we have to just get on with it for a few months without Fabianski & a chance for Roberto or Dave Martin? Or get Michel Vorm who is available on a free transfer?
— Michael A. Gomes (@MichaelAGomes15) September 30, 2019