West Ham United have made an approach for Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, according to a report by Football Insider.
The Premier League side have made a bid worth around £7 million for the Philippines international.
Etheridge, who is 29 years old, has been with Cardiff since 2017. The Bluebirds’ boss Neil Harris has said one of their three senior ‘keepers will leave the club this month to help balance the books.
West Ham are in the hunt for a new stopper due to goalkeeping injuries and have been linked with Middlesbrough’s Darren Randolph. However, with that moving seemingly hitting a block, they have now set their sights on Etheridge.
Etheridge helped Cardiff gain promotion from the Championship in his first season at the club under Neil Warnock. He then made 38 appearances in the top flight in the last campaign as the Welsh side were relegated.
The London-born ‘keeper started his career in the academy at Chelsea before switching to Fulham as a youngster. He only played once for the Cottagers’ first team but did gain experience out on loan at Charlton Athletic, Bristol Rovers and Crewe Alexandra.
Etheridge left Craven Cottage on a permanent deal in 2014 to join Oldham Athletic but quickly moved back to Charlton for a brief spell before ending up at Walsall in 2015.
He impressed in his two seasons with the Saddlers and earned his move to the Cardiff City Stadium. Etheridge has made the step up the divisions with ease and could now be on his way back to the Premier League with West Ham.