West Ham fans will be pleased that the club have moved quickly to make two signings this summer, though many are confused as to why they’re both goalkeepers.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 3, 2019
Many are surprised to see both players coming to London Stadium, presuming the club would have opted to sign either one or the other.
It is highly unlikely either of the new recruits will get themselves in a position to overtake Lukasz Fabianski as the club’s number one, so they will be left to battle it out to be the main back up.
This role would likely see them play in the cup competitions, a position which will give them great responsibility, as the Hammers faithful hold hope they’ll witness a cup run this campaign.
The person who this is likely to impact is 20-year-old Nathan Trott, whose route to the first team has surely been blocked for now, making a loan move for the season a very real possibility.
A selection of Twitter reaction to signing Martin, including posts from confused West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Two goalkeepers? Weird start to the transfer window
— GameRiot (@GameRiotArmy) June 3, 2019
How many keepers do we want
— Sam (@WestHamLondon) June 3, 2019
In case you wasn’t aware boys, we signed a GK already x
— Jack Fox (@jackdtfox) June 3, 2019
33 year old keeper. https://t.co/WZlDbY0a1u
— Chris Bennett (@nObByWhU) June 3, 2019
— Tommo (@NJThompson94) June 3, 2019
Let’s get another keeper in lads to be sure
— Michael Deas (@mike_deas) June 3, 2019
Can we sign outfield players please.
— Josh (@JoshVernege) June 3, 2019
Didnt think this would happen after roberto
— mark noble's my dad (@marknoblesmydad) June 3, 2019