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First summer signing sealed

Filed: Friday, 31st May 2019
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have announced the capture of veteran goalkeeper Roberto on a free transfer.

The Hammers moved swiftly to fill the void vacated by the departure of fans' favourite Adrian by confirming the arrival of the current Espanyol stopper, who will move to London when his current contract expires at the end of the month.

ďFrom the beginning when I knew I was going to come here, I was very excited about the new experience," said Roberto.

"I consider this step a big step in my career. I think everyone who follows football knows the importance of this club, so Iím really excited.

ďI am looking forward to playing in the Premier League, of course. Itís a big challenge as I consider this to be one of the two best and biggest leagues in the world, with our league in Spain.

"I think itís a dream for every player to come here and play in the Premier League, so Iím looking forward to getting started."

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Meanwhile West Ham's Director of Football, Mario Husillos, called the club's first signing of the summer a "fantastic goalkeeper".

"I worked with Roberto during my time at Malaga," Husillos told whufc.com. "He has a great deal of experience having played at the highest level.

"He is at a brilliant age for a goalkeeper, and we are extremely happy to bring him to West Ham United. He is a brilliant professional and a brilliant person. He has all the qualities to play in the Premier League and be very successful."

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