West Ham are prepared to enter talks with Lukasz Fabianski over extending the goalkeeper’s stay at the London Stadium, according to Football Insider.
The news outlet claims that the 34-year-old’s current £60,000-a-week deal expires at the end of next season and the Hammers hierarchy are likely to offer the Poland international an even more lucrative package to get him to agree a longer contract.
Fabianski is currently sidelined with an injury that could keep him out until the New Year and West Ham’s form has suffered massively since the former Swansea goalkeeper’s setback.
If Fabianski’s injury has proven anything, it is that the Poland international is vital to Manuel Pellegrini’s side and the results that they pick up. Roberto Jimenez has replaced Fabianski in between the sticks since the Pole’s injury setback and the Spaniard is yet to impress the supporters at all. On Saturday, Roberto was all over the place and was seen as responsible for conceding two of the goals in the 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United at the London Stadium. The sooner Fabianski is back, the better. The ex-Arsenal shot-stopper was named as West Ham’s player of the season last season and was in decent form before his injury against Bournemouth before the last international break. Getting him tied down to a better and longer deal is definitely a step in the right direction by the Hammers’ board. A lot has been said about West Ham relying too much on ageing players but as Fabianski is still in great form and is a goalkeeper, his age does not matter too much at all.