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Report: West Ham reach agreement to sell veteran, undisclosed fee

West Ham United are ready to offload flop goalkeeper Roberto to Real Valladolid, with The Guardian suggesting the clubs have reached agreement over a potential transfer. 

The veteran Spanish stopper joined the Hammers in 2019, but had a disastrous spell in goal when deputising for the injured Lukasz Fabianski in 2019-20. 

West Ham fans were dismayed by some of Roberto’s high-profile errors, with the 34-year-old dropped in favour of David Martin as a result. 

The Hammers are clearly looking to raise funds and clear out some of the deadwood from David Moyes’ squad this summer. 

This has led to West Ham selling the likes of Jordan Hugill and Albian Ajeti in recent weeks, with more departures seemingly likely before the close of the transfer window. 

Roberto’s time at the club will go down as a failure, with his sale best for all parties. 

While West Ham fans will be encouraged by some of the decisions to sell players unlikely to feature in the first team, the need to add quality to the squad ahead of the new Premier League season starting in a few weeks’ time is become clear. 

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