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West Ham set to sign Wes Foderingham on a free transfer

West Ham United are closing in on their second signing of the summer transfer window, with Wes Foderingham set to join the club on a free transfer.

According to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Seth, the Sheffield United goalkeeper will join the Hammers on a two-year deal after his contract at Bramall Lane expires.

Foderingham will arrive at the London Stadium as the new third-choice goalkeeper to cover for Alphonse Areola and Lukasz Fabianski.

Tim Steidten needed to address the goalkeeping department this summer, especially with Joseph Anang poised to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this month.

The 24-year-old came up through West Ham’s youth system but failed to make an appearance for the senior side after joining the first team in January 2023.

In addition to Anang’s imminent departure, 20-year-old Jacob Knightbridge has also left the club to join Oxford United in search of regular playing time.

English goalkeeper Nathan Trott is also closing in on a permanent London Stadium exit this summer, emphasising the need for a new third-choice goalkeeper.

Foderingham is a decent option to fill that role, and his imminent arrival will allow Steidten to focus on reinforcing other areas of the squad.

More signings to follow

West Ham confirmed the signing of Brazil Under-20 winger Luis Guilherme in a deal with Palmeiras worth £25 million last week.

However, as the comprehensive overhaul takes shape, several more additions to the squad will be made this summer.

West Ham have been heavily linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers skipper Max Kilman and Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri.

Kilman is viewed as the primary target to bolster the defence this summer, with Kurt Zouma and Nayef Aguerd facing uncertain futures at the London Stadium.

A striker is also firmly at the top of the shopping list, and it appears En-Nesyri is the primary target, with Lopetegui keen to reunite with the Moroccan striker in London.

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