FAREWELL: Finland goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen made 61 appearances over three seasons with West Ham United #WHUFC pic.twitter.com/TTf7XHfega— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) May 28, 2015
Jaaskelainen was brought to the Boleyn Ground by Sam Allardyce however the veteran stopper has spent the majority of his tenure with the Hammers playing second fiddle to Spanish keeper, Adrian.
Jaaskelainen, 40, made made 61 appearances over three seasons with West Ham United although he will be joining Carlton Cole, Guy Demel and Nene in searching for a new club next season.
The Jaaskelainens are still settled in Lancashire with their eldest son, William, making his way through the ranks at the academy, should the legendary goalkeeper make a return to the club?
Finland international Jaaskelainen moved to England from VPS Vaasa in 1997 and, following Bolton's promotion to the top flight in 2001, became one of the most highly-rated goalkeepers in the Premier League. Jaaskelainen went on to make an impressive 530 appearances for the Trotters over a 15 year spell at the club making him sit joint third alongside Alex Finney for making the most appearances for the club.
With there being continued speculation this week of Adam Bogdan's imminent move to Anfield, should Lennon try to sign the veteran keeper on a free, even if it's only as a backup to another first choice goalkeeper?
Jaaskelainen is 40 so may find his years left in the professional game numbered, however wouldn't you love to see another emotional return of a Whites legend? Manning certainly would.
Jussi would perfect cover for Amos #bwfc— Chris Manning (@19manning83) May 28, 2015