West Ham United will continue to retain Lukasz Fabianski’s services beyond this season after reports highlighted their plans in the goalkeeper division.
Fabianski has been at West Ham since 2018, when he signed from Swansea City. Since then, he has been the first choice in stopping the Hammers shot. Even after the arrival of Alphonse Areola in the summer, The Polish international maintained a regular starting berth.
So far this season, Fabianski has played all 21 West Ham games. Areola was limited to cup matches, having played nine times in other competitions compared to Fabianski.
There was a feeling the player on loan from PSG could usurp Fabianski when he arrived after an earlier stint with Fulham. But instead, it is the 36-year-old who West Ham continue to count on.
And it seems that the confidence may last longer. Although Fabianski’s contract expired at the end of the season, the sun He reported that he is set to sign an extension to the 2022-23 campaign.
After West Ham’s win over Norwich on Wednesday, where Fabianski kept a clean sheet, he signaled his willingness to sign again.
He said: I hope so. I do not know what to say. It’s always a tough question.
“I am very happy in this present and the moment. I am really focused on putting in a good performance for the club. If all goes well I will not see any other options.
“It’s a really special time to be part of this club at this moment. The club is going in a really good direction.
“We are doing really well in the league and were able to qualify for Europe, which is something special and I am really happy to be a part of it.
“It’s different. When I left Arsenal the main thing was to play regularly as number one and there was always a dream to be with a club fighting for something else. And I think West Ham are in a moment where they are trying to take another step forward and be a club that competes for places in the Europe “.
West Ham have a Fabianski succession plan
Although Fabianski should stay with West Ham in season five, they will need to look at the longer term at some point.
If they do not keep the Areola after the loan period ends, They will focus on signing Sam Johnston from West Bromwich Albion.
The England international’s contract with the Championship club expires at the end of the season. He would like another attempt to play at the English Premier League level.
according to the sunWest Ham are hoping to get his signature. Next, they’ll oversee the transition from Fabianski to Johnston as number one.
But their current keeper is someone they are still willing to count on. Therefore, they hope to get his signature on paper for a long-term stay.
Post Ham could end up becoming the club that represented Fabianski the most in his career. They have appeared 123 so far; Swansea has only used it in more matches (150).
He also spent time with Lech Poznan, Legia Warsaw and Arsenal.
Now, he is likely to share the responsibilities with Johnston in West Ham’s target next season. Meanwhile, Areola still wants to stay in English football rather than return to PSG, according to him. the team.
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