Find us keepers: Stick or twist for Slaven Bilic as West Ham boss faces goalkeeping dilemma

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic is facing a major dilemma over his goalkeeping options this summer with speculation it could be all change.

England's Joe Hart and Jordan Pickford arrive for trainingEngland's Joe Hart and Jordan Pickford are both reported West Ham targets

The Hammers have been heavily linked with Manchester City outcast Joe Hart - as reported by the likes of Sky Sports - rising Sunderland star Jordan Pickford and former Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Pep Guardiola recently confirmed Hart has no future at the club while Sunderland's relegation to the Championship makes Pickford more likely to leave and England international Ruddy is now a free agent.

With such attractive options available it leaves Slaven Bilic with a real dilemma over what direction to go in with regards his goalkeepers.

While Darren Randolph and Adrian are solid enough goalkeepers, neither have covered themselves in glory this season.

West Ham United's Adrian looks dejectedAdrian looks dejected

Adrian has been linked with a move away but the Hammers elected to activate a two-year option in the Spaniard's contract.

While that may suggest Bilic wants to keep him at the club there is no guarantees that will be as his number one.

With Hart Hart available after a season-long loan at Serie A side Torino, he would bring vast experience and quality, but at a cost with West Ham likely to have to fork out something in the region of £15-20 million for England's number one.

A similar bid could be enough to snatch Pickford too, who at 22-years-old represents a longer-term option as well as potential sell on value, something West Ham chief David Sullivan insists is key in the club's new approach to transfer dealings in recent seasons.

Norwich's John RuddySolid back-up? John Ruddy is a free agent

Then there is Ruddy who has been heavily linked with a move to East London since his release by Norwich, as most recently reported by the likes of the Daily Mail.

For around £20m West Ham could completely revamp and revitalise one of the most important areas of the team with one of Hart or Pickford coming in as number one and Ruddy as back-up on a free.

The club could also raise funds with the sale of Adrian and Randolph.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicGoalkeeper headache for West Ham boss Slaven Bilic

It is a real dilemma for Bilic and the value placed on goalkeepers cannot be underestimated in the modern game as evidenced by the likes of Manchester City with their record signing of Ederson and Manchester United's reluctance to let David De Gea leave despite a reported mammoth £60m bid from Real Madrid.

Stick with what he has and the Hammers are at risk of seeing such a crucial factor of the team turn stale while missing the opportunity to add more English players to their squad.

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