EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Cardiff City are set to demand a fee in the region of £10million for West Ham target Neil Etheridge this summer, Football Insider understands.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week that the Hammers have keeping tabs on Etheridge ahead of the summer window following the Welsh club’s relegation from the Premier League.
Cardiff are bracing themselves for interest in former Fulham keeper Etheridge this summer, but they are under no pressure to sell.
The Philippines international still has two years to run on his current deal and a Cardiff source has told Football Insider the club will only sell if their valuation of £10million plus is met by interested parties.
Etheridge was Cardiff’s standout performer this season despite being unable to prevent the Bluebirds from suffering relegation.
The 29-year-old kept more clean sheets than Manchester United’s David De Gea this season and he was one top performer keepers in the Premier League.
Etheridge made the second highest amount of saves in the Premier League with 141 with only current West Ham No.1 keeper Lukasz Fabianski making more with 148.
In other West Ham news, it can be revealed that a colossus has agreed personal terms with a new club after Manuel Pellegrini green lights exit.