​West Ham are looking to get rid of goalkeeping flop Roberto in the January window, according to reports.


The Spaniard was signed on a free transfer this summer and came in after Lukasz Fabianski's hip injury in September. However, he has now lost his place to third-choice keeper David Martin after a string of high profile errors.


The 33-year-old's performances have been so bad that it looks as though it may cost sporting director Mario Husillos - the man who recommended Roberto - his job too.

Lukasz Fabianski

According to reports from ​the Guardian the Irons now want a swift exit for the former Malaga stopper who has become a divisive figure at the club.


It is understood that Husillos wanted to bring Roberto into the club as first-choice keeper last summer, before Fabianski was signed from ​Swansea.


The Argentine sporting director was backed by manager Manuel Pellegrini who is now facing serious questions about his future after an ​uninspiring midweek defeat to ​Wolves.

Manuel Pellegrini

Players were said to be lacking confidence in Roberto when he came in after Fabianski's injury, leading ​West Ham to pick up just one point from six matches.


Since then Pellegrini has bowed to fan pressure and dropped the Spanish stopper in favour of third choice goalie David Martin who kept a clean sheet in the win over ​Chelsea, and looks likely to continue between the sticks until Fabianski's return.


The West Ham board are said to be furious with Husillos and are now looking increasingly likely to part company with the sporting director.

The Hammers are aware that Roberto will be difficult to shift in January though, with 18 months remaining on his £30,000-a-week deal, meaning the club are likely to have to ship him out on loan, with the Turkish Super Lig being touted as a potential destination.


They will look to bring in a new number two in January after ending their interest in free agent Jordan Archer.