England international responds to question asking whether he's held talks with West Ham
By Harvey Byrne
Goalkeeper John Ruddy has told that all dealings and conversations will be held by his agent when asked if he had already held talks with West Ham.
The 30-year-old shot-stopper is currently a free agent with Norwich choosing to release him this summer in an attempt to cut down their wage bill.
This has led to a report from the Daily Mail claiming that the Hammers had spoken to the one-time capped England international about a possible move to east London.
But, when asked by Soccer AM present Helen Chamberlain about whether he had held talks with West Ham, he refused to give a yes or a no and told that his agent is the one currently putting “the feelers out there” with potential new clubs.
“No, look all the dealings and all the conversations will be done by my agent,” started Ruddy speaking on Soccer AM on Saturday morning, as shown by the Sky Sports website.
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“If he’s watching, stop watching and go and make a phone call, start working, but no that will be done by him and he’ll have to phone the clubs. He’ll have to put the feelers out there and see who’s looking.”
Ruddy retained Norwich’s first choice goalkeeper spot this season following the signing of Northern Ireland international Michael McGovern and played in 27 Championship matches, keeping nine clean sheets while conceding 35.
However, the Canaries are looking to cut their wage bill down and have already let go a number of senior players.
Meanwhile, West Ham may be on the look out for a new goalkeeper with both Adrian and Darren Randolph struggling between the sticks at times this season and the club may view Ruddy as the perfect new addition.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers are readying an offer for this two-time Premier League winner.