West Ham adds Espanyol goalkeeper Roberto

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West Ham has added an experienced goalkeeper behind its reigning Player of the Season.

Espanyol backstop Roberto Jimenez Gago, 33, is headed to the London Stadium, where Lukasz Fabianski stole the show in his first season between the sticks.

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Roberto is well-traveled, having spent time with Atletico Madrid, Benfica, Zaragoza, Olympiacos, and Malaga.

He was behind Diego Lopez at Espanyol.

West Ham director of football Mario Husillos knows Roberto well, via whufc.com:

“I worked with Roberto during my time at Malaga,” he confirmed. “He is a fantastic goalkeeper, who has a great deal of experience in football, having played at the highest level. During his time at Olympiakos, I spoke regularly with the coaches and many of them spoke about Roberto as one of the biggest goalkeepers in the history of the club.”