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Valladolid sign goalkeeper Roberto from West Ham

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Alaves - Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid, Spain - July 10, 2020 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema with Alaves's Roberto Jimenez , as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Susana Vera

(Reuters) - Spain’s Real Valladolid have signed Spanish goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez on a permanent deal from West Ham United, the English Premier League club announced on Friday.

Roberto joined West Ham on a free transfer in 2019 and made his full debut in a 2-0 victory against Newport County in the League Cup.

However, his time at the east London club was plagued by high-profile errors, with the 34-year-old conceding 17 goals in just 10 appearances. He was loaned out to Spanish side Deportivo Alaves in January.

“Roberto’s transfer brings to an end a one-season stay in east London,” West Ham said. “The Club would like to wish him well for the future.”

Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Pravin Char

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