West Ham fans react to prospect of signing John Ruddy from Norwich

Norwich City's John Ruddy

After being released by Norwich, John Ruddy has reportedly held talks with West Ham. But what do the fans think?

Norwich City's John RuddyNorwich City's John Ruddy

According to the Daily Mail, John Ruddy has held talks with West Ham United over a possible move after being placed on Norwich City's released list.

The Hammers have used both Adrian and Darren Randolph between the sticks at different stages this season, with neither goalkeeper particularly impressing.

It means that at least one new 'keeper is likely to be on manager Slaven Bilic's summer wish-list, although the prospect of signing Ruddy on a free transfer is one that has not exactly filled West Ham fans with joy.

Ruddy started his career at Cambridge United, before being signed by Everton. However, after a string of loan spells during his time at Goodison Park he managed just one senior appearance for the Toffees and left for Norwich in the summer of 2010.

Norwich City's John Ruddy saves from Everton's Gerard DeulofeuNorwich City's John Ruddy saves from Everton's Gerard Deulofeu

At Carrow Road the 30-year-old became the established number one, playing 242 games during his seven years at the Norfolk club. During that time he also earned his one and only England cap to date in 2012.

However, despite playing 27 Sky Bet Championship matches this season Ruddy has often seen himself on the bench in favour of Michael McGovern, which makes Hammers' supporters' apprehension at signing the stopper seem all the more reasonable.

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