West Ham United are reportedly on the verge of signing Brian Kinnear, having reportedly agreed terms with the 20-year-old Scottish prodigy.
According to a feature by Daily Record, West Ham United are interested in signing Brian Kinnear in the summer transfer window. In fact, the East London club are closing in on securing the services of the 20-year-old Scottish prodigy, who is a free agent after leaving Rangers.
Brian Kinnear spent most of his formative years with Rangers and progressed through the ranks rapidly while also embarking on two short-term loan spells at Camelon and Annan Athletic. Most recently, the 20-year-old had been a part of the Rangers reserve side, as far as his parent club are concerned.
The Scottish goalkeeping ace, though, never really managed to break into the Gers’ first-team setup and is now a free agent after being released by the club. Upon leaving the Scottish champions, Kinnear had been on trial with West Ham United while also being heavily linked with Birmingham City. However, it is the Hammers who are now set to prevail in pursuit of the 20-year-old.
West Ham United have appeared to be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer despite having three senior shot stoppers in the first-team squad. However, it is important to note that each of the three custodians at the disposal of David Moyes is in the twilight of his career.
In particular, the East London giants need to start laying down a succession plan for first-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. To that end, initial rumours suggested that West Ham had been keen on signing wantaway Barcelona goalkeeper Neto.
More recently, the speculation pointed towards Alphonse Areola emerging as a target for West Ham. However, it now looks like the Hammers have turned their attention towards Kinnear, which makes sense as well, as the Scottish ace could initially slot in as part of the club’s reserve side before potentially replacing Fabianski, whereas Areola was only going to arrive on loan.
As per Daily Record, the 20-year-old had been on trial with West Ham, who have now struck an agreement with the young shot stopper. Now set to beat Birmingham City to Kinnear’s capture, it will be interesting to see if West Ham make him their next first-choice goalkeeper once Fabianski calls it a day at the London Stadium.