Report: Atletico Madrid plotting summer move for Hammers goalkeeper

West Ham United goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 19, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

According to Diario AS (via football espana), West Ham United goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez is wanted by La Liga giants Atletico Madrid this summer.

The 33-year-old spent the second-half of the season on loan at Alaves after failing to impress at the London Stadium, but he was solid on his return to Spain and has attracted Diego Simeone’s side from the look of things.

Jan Oblak’s back-up and Atletico’s second choice Antonio Adan is close to joining Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, and Jimenez is one of the options that has been identified to take his place.

The Spaniard joined West Ham on a two-year deal from Malaga last summer and was expected to provide quality cover and competition for Lukasz Fabianski.

Jimenez couldn’t prove his quality, though, shipping 22 goals in 10 appearances across all competitions, and his woeful performances saw the Hammers drop way down the Premier League table.

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