West Ham to beat Arsenal to switch for Barcelona’s Neto
It’s really amazing to think that some West Ham fans will be a little bit disappointed if they miss Champions League football, but they are in the Europa League for the next season and this is a great chance to move on and to grow too improve when fans return right next time of year.
One of their ongoing problems has been finding the long-term replacement for Lukasz Fabianski in goal and a report from Mundo Deportivo has shown that Barcelona’s substitute Neto is a serious target for them.
He’s been a major starter for Fiorentina and Valencia on both sides of the spells with Juventus and Barca so the quality and experience is there as he turns 32 in the summer but that’s often when goalkeepers peak .
It is also worth noting that he has played in European competition 34 times in his career. So that’s almost all of the experience of a season that he has to incorporate into the Europa League campaign, and that has to be taken into account when making new signings.
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The Hammers aren’t the only Premier League side with an interest in the Brazilian stopper as the report confirms that Arsenal have shown interest, but he would likely enter as a starter at West Ham and that needs to be a consideration too this point in his career.
It’s the type of signature that may not get the fans out of their seats, but you never want to have a situation where you’re looking for a goalkeeper of choice so that this problem can be resolved for a few years