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After A Trade To Lille Fell Through Roma Goalkeeper Robin Olsens Move To West Ham Was Resurrected

Although a transfer to Lille apparently fell through, Robin Olsen’s move to West Ham is said to be back on.
After signing Rui Patricio from Wolves to be their No 1 goalkeeper, new Roma boss Jose Mourinho is reported to deem Olsen surplus to requirements.
According to Il Romanista, Lille, the French Ligue 1 champions, were unable to complete a contract to replace Mike Maignan, who left to AC Milan, leaving the door open for West Ham to make a move for the Swede.
After a trade to Lille fell through, Robin Olsen’s move to West Ham is apparently back on. Olsen made 11 appearances in all competitions on loan at Everton last season from Roma. He played 11 times in all competitions on loan at Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton last season, including seven Premier League games.
Jordan Pickford’s inconsistent club form corresponded with those outings, but despite the England star’s great exploits at Euro 2020, the chance of more first-team play at Goodison Park remained slim.
To provide support for Pickford, new Toffees manager Rafael Benitez has acquired former Bournemouth and Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on a free transfer.
Olsen is unlikely to totally displace West Ham’s current first-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski right away, but there is an agreement at the London Stadium that the current generation of first-team goalkeepers could do with some fresher blood.
Pole Fabianski is 36 years old, and backup goalkeepers Darren Randolph and David Martin are 35 and 34 years old, respectively, while Olsen is 31 years old and has several years left in the top level.
Despite the fact that the towering 6’5″ 48-cap international has two years left on his contract, he is unlikely to command a high fee, as he appears to have no future at Roma.

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