West Ham: Lukasz Fabainski Signs Brand New One-Year Extension

Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham.(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham.(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Lukasz Fabianski has signed a new one-year deal with West Ham, keeping him at the club until 2022. The Polish shot-stopper has been back to his best form this season and has already kept nine clean sheets in the Premier League. Fabianski currently holds the 5th best clean sheet rate in the entire top division with 36 per cent.

The 35-year-old signed for West Ham three season in 2018 for £7 million from relegated Swansea City. Fabianski became the most expensive goalkeeper in West Ham’s history with the transfer from Wales. There were question marks over the signing. Fabianski, however, quickly proved his doubters wrong and cemented himself as first-choice at the club.

Since becoming first-choice at the London Stadium, Fabianski has also become a firm fan favourite due to his performances and his likeable personality. The goalkeeper has made 90 appearances for the Hammers keeping 22 clean sheets, a very good record for a club like West Ham.

West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has joined Mark noble in committing his future to the club by signing on for another year.

Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham.
Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham. (Photo by JASON CAIRNDUFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

The extension will silence some of the rumours surrounding Fabianski’s future at the club. After picking up a couple of injuries, there were rumours that the club could be on the lookout for his replacement. The likes of Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Alphonse Areola (Fulham on loan from PSG) and Ondrej Kolar (SK Slavia Prague) had been linked with the N.01 shirt.

Even earlier today, links were suggesting west Ham were interested in signing SS. Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha. These rumours may not necessarily die down, as it is evident in the next two years, West Ham will have to buy a new first-choice goalkeeper. For the moment though Fabianski is more than capable and is happy to be staying at the club.

"“I’m really happy about it. I’m just happy that it has been sorted, it’s done and at the same time I would like to say I’m very thankful for the belief the Club has put in me and I want to just continue to do well for the team, for the Club and for the fans. I’m really pleased and really looking to continuing to work hard and put in good performances for the Club.”Lukasz Fabianski on his new deal."

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With all three with West Ham’s current senior goalkeepers well into their thirties, there is little longevity in the position. Darren Randolph is a capable back-up but has his limitations, David Martin is expected to leave this summer, and Fabianski will be close to retirement when his contract ends at the end of next season.