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ASEAN's no.1 goalie may return to the English Premier League

ASEAN's no.1 goalie may return to the English Premier League

The Southeast Asian goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is in the sights of the English Premier League club in this winter transfer window.

Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is likely to return to the English Premier League in the transfer market this winter, as West Ham desperately needs a new goalie.

In order to add strength to the defense, specifically at the goalkeeper position, West Ham United is aggressively looking for a new 'watchman'. At this time, the number 1 target of the London team in the transfer market is Darren Randolph, the goalkeeper of Middlesbrough.

However, according to Live Sport Asia's source, West Ham's latest offer for the 32-year-old goalkeeper was denied by Middlesbrough, which forced coach David Moyes to think of option 2, Cardiff City's Neil Etheridge.

The Filipino goalkeeper has shown his ability in the Premier League last season, but his team was unable to avoide relegation in the most attractive football tournament on the planet. This season, Etheridge continued to be the No. 1 goalkeeper of the Welsh team in the EFL Championship and somewhat maintained stability.

For West Ham, Fabianski will still be the team's first choice. However, the catastrophic form of goalkeeper Roberto whenever Fabianski is injured is the reason the London team is forced to have a new option.

Besides Darren Randolph and Neil Etheridge, Asmir Begovic is also thought to be a suitable option for West Ham.

Recently, Neil Etheridge was voted by Live Sport Asia as the best goalkeeper in Southeast Asia football within the past decade. There are many quality goalkeepers in ASEAN such as Kawin (Thailand), Dang Van Lam (Vietnam), but fairly Neil Etheridge (Philippines) is the one who plays football at the highest level.