Goalkeeper wanted at Upton Park.
West Ham have joined Championship side Hull City in the race to sign former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson from Blackburn Rovers.
Robinson’s current contract at Ewood Park runs out in the summer and Blackburn Rovers are ready to cash in on the 33-year-old in January rather than allow him to leave for free in the summer.
High-flying Hull, who have already been busy in the transfer market, were the first to declare an interest but Robinson’s former Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce, now in charge of West Ham, is considering a move to increase competition for the goalkeeper shirt at Upton Park.
Source: The Sun
Jussi Jaaskalainen is the first choice between the posts at West Ham but Robinson, who played the majority of his career in the top-flight, first with Leeds before moving on to Tottenham and the Blackburn, would provide a serious threat to his place.
Capped 14 times by England, Robinson is one of Blackburn’s biggest earners and they have been unable to offer him a new deal with promotion back to the Premier League looking far from certain this season. His current team-mate Martin Olsson, the Swedish international full-back, is also wanted by West Ham.
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