Robin Olsen’s move to West Ham ‘has kicked off again after transfer to Lille collapses…with Hammers boss David Moyes keen to reduce the age of his goalkeeper contingent and look for an ex-Everton mercenary’
- Olsen, 31, played 11 times on loan at Everton under Carlo Ancelotti . last season
- New Roma manager Jose Mourinho is ready to sell the Swede
- After a transfer to France’s Lille reportedly fell through, West Ham could take a hit
- Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph and David Martin have a combined age of 105
Robin Olsen’s move to West Ham has reportedly resumed after a transfer to Lille reportedly failed.
New Roma manager Jose Mourinho would consider Olsen redundant after hiring Wolves’ Rui Patricio as his number 1.
And according to Il Romanist, the French side and Ligue 1 champion Lille – eager to replace Mike Maignan, who moved to AC Milan – was unable to get a deal off the ground meaning the door could be open for West Ham to beat the Swede.
Robin Olsen’s move to West Ham has reportedly started again after a transfer to Lille fell through
Olsen played eleven games in all competitions on a rental basis with Everton from Roma last season
Olsen has played 11 times in all competitions on loan with Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in recent seasons, including seven games in the Premier League.
Those appearances coincided with Jordan Pickford’s shaky club form, but after the English star’s outstanding performance at Euro 2020, the prospect of more first team teams at Goodison Park was low.
New Toffees boss Rafael Benitez has since transferred former Bournemouth and Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for free to cover Pickford.
Hammers boss David Moyes would like to lower the age of his goalkeeper contingent
It’s also unlikely that Olsen will completely replace West Ham’s current first-choice Lukasz Fabianski right away, but there’s a notion at London Stadium that the current crop of first-team goalkeepers could use some younger blood.
Pole Fabianski is 36 and back goalkeepers Darren Randolph and David Martin are 35 and 34 respectively, while Olsen is 31 and has a few more years of top football in him.
Although the imposing 6’5″ 48-cap international has two years left on his contract, he is unlikely to cost a fortune, seemingly with no future for him at Roma.