Hammers move on ‘Fab’ among World Cup fears

West Ham are moving quickly to tie up Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski’s switch to the club given they believed the World Cup could cause some problems if the negotiations were allowed to drag on.

The Hammers expect to announce his arrival formally over the next few days after it became widely understood that the relegated Swans accepted a bid of between £6m-£7 million.

But having paid £20 million for Andre Ayew from the Welsh club, the Hammers were in no mood to meet the opening £9 million asking price Swansea had put on the stopper’s head.

We also moved fast as we feared our attempts to sign him could be complicated if he wins his battle with Wojciech Szczesny to be Poland’s No 1 and impresses in the tournament.

Now the hope is that the deal will be announced before Poland go into action against Senegal in Russia next Tuesday.

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3 comments on “Hammers move on ‘Fab’ among World Cup fears

  1. And yet elsewhere, according to Ex-WHU employee we have approached Burnley for either of Pope or Heaton; so which is it then?

  2. This is a great signing – competition for Adrian, an experienced and decent PL ‘keeper without using too much of our summer budget, where the are more pressing positions to be filled.

  3. Perhaps Chiek will put a few past him. That should bring the price down 🙂 Go Senegal!

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