Date: 23rd October 2019 at 4:04pm
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West Ham are ready to hand new two-year contracts to Lukasz Fabianski, Michail Antonio and Mark Noble over the next few months, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers source claim that the club want to tie down Fabianski quickly with a new contract even though there is an option to extend his current deal which has 21 months left to run on it.

Claret & Hugh report that Antonio’s potential new two-year deal could take him to the end or close to end of his career, while Noble will remain at the London Stadium beyond his retirement as West Ham are certain to off him a job once he hangs up his boots.

OPINION

Fabianski’s form certainly justifies a new deal, but it’s hard to see why the club want to tie him down quickly. The shot-stopper, who stands at 6ft 3in tall (Source: Transfermarkt),  still has ages to run on his current deal, is currently stuck on the sidelines with an injury and isn’t exactly a spring chicken given he is 34-years-old. So it’s not like he is at risk of jumping ship or attracting mouthwatering offers that could cause him to want an exit from the London Stadium. Yet maybe West Ham really want to hammer home how important he is to the club. The 34-year-old registered an impressive three clean sheets and only conceded eight goals in the seven league outings he made this season before getting injured. Given that Fabianski seems to be worth his weight in points, as he definitely has rescue games at times due to being the last line of defence, if the Hammers really want to reward him properly, they’re going to have to dig deep into their pockets.