West Ham fans may have thought over the summer when they signed both David Martin and Roberto Jimenez that they’d made a fantastic move to bring in cover for Lukasz Fabianski would the Polish shot-stopper get injured and miss a substantial amount of game time.
That may have worked too, has Fabianski not suffered a lengthy muscle injury during the Hammers 2-2 draw away at Dean Court when they faced Bournemouth. Instead, though, the Pole got injured, and Roberto came in to give the Irons a miserable time.
The Spanish goalkeeper, as far as we’re concerned, is the worst player that the Hammers have ever had on their books during their time in the Premier League. He’s certainly the club’s worst-ever Premier League signing, and, thankfully, he’s left the club on-loan now.
The news came in yesterday that Roberto had left the club for Alaves in La Liga for a loan spell back in his native country (whufc.com) and with the West Ham man leaving for the Basque country after 10 appearances in Claret and Blue, the fans will be delighted to see him go.
You know things are going horrendously wrong when you see a goalkeeper punch a ball into his own net, which Roberto did in a 3-0 loss to Burnley, and when Darren Randolph came into the club last week, the writing was almost certainly on the wall.
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Now, it seems that the goalkeeper is going to be one that the Hammers will not be keeping tabs on, and with a bit of luck he can string together some good performances in Spain, work up some interest from a few clubs in La Liga and then make his departure from the Stratford club as soon as possible in the summer window, hopefully closing the curtain on his time at the club after a horrendous few months.