'They're clearly unhappy' - Exclusive: Robinson reacts as West Ham submit bid for 63-cap int’l
Paul Robinson heaped praise on Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge after being told West Ham have submitted a bid for him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-England keeper admitted the Hammers were clearly unhappy with their current goalkeeping options.
Football Insider recently revealed that the Hammers had submitted a bid worth £7million for Etheridge.
The Hammers announced the signing of goalkeeper Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough on Wednesday, and Robinson thinks the Hammers could end up with him as well as Etheridge.
When asked about the Hammers bidding for Etheridge, Robinson told Football Insider: “It seems they need two keepers, that’s what they’re obviously looking at.
“They’re clearly unhappy with what they’ve got, the re-occurrence of Fabianski’s hip injury, it’s gonna be a while as hips aren’t a quick fix.
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“And by looking at Etheridge and Randolph, it’s a clear sign they’re looking at two keepers, Etheridge is a good keeper, he’s experienced and everything else.”
Etheridge has played 16 times for Cardiff this season and has conceded 24 goals as well as kept four clean sheets in the process.
The 29-year-old, who has 63 caps for the Philippines, previously played in the Premier League with Cardiff and conceded 69 goals in the 38 outings he made.
Etheridge has been with the Bluebirds since joining from Walsall in July 2017 and is contracted to stay at the Championship club until 2021.