Chris Ramsey confirms West Ham’s interest in Rob Green, denies deal has been agreed

Rob Green

West Ham are hoping to re-sign QPR goalkeeper Rob Green before the close of the transfer window.

Green has been linked with a return to the Boleyn Ground, and Chris Ramsey has told West London Sport that the Hammers are officially attempting to sign him, but that no deal has yet been struck.

“They do want him, but no deal has been cut. Nothing firm has been agreed,” Ramsey said. “As long as the transfer window’s open everything is ongoing. But I hope he doesn’t go and as far as I know he’s staying at QPR.”

QPR have completed a deal to bring in Alex Smithies from Huddersfield, further fuelling the speculation that Green could be on his way out of Loftus Road before the close of the window.

The Mail reported last week that Green was being targeted by the Hammers, as Slaven Bilic targets cover for Adrian after being less-than-impressed by Darren Randolph as second-choice.

Green is no strange to West Ham, having spent a successful spell with the Irons, playing 241 times for the club, and his performances for QPR last term proved that the 35-year-old still has Premier League quality.

He would be a far better back-up option than Randolph, and Ramsey has confirmed that the East London club are in talks to sign Green, even if no deal has been agreed as of yet.

With just over one week left to go of the transfer window, the Hammers will need to move quickly to seal a deal for Green, otherwise the veteran ‘keeper will be remaining in the Championship with QPR for the foreseeable future.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch