Hammers must try to keep top player


By Hughie Southon

West Ham should be doing all they can to keep Lukasz Fabianski at the club for another year despite rumours circulating that he wants out in January.

Fab is currently believed to be earning around £65,000 a week at the same time as rumours are circulating the Hammers are showing some sort of interest in David De Gea.

However, it is unlikely the former Man United keeper will want to become back up to Alphonse Areola.

Despite being the new No 2 behind the France international Fab  has again looked in excellent  form when appearing in Euro Cup matches and indeed against Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup.

Nor did he let us down last season in a poor Premier League campaign but the problem will be that approaching 39 he will be wanting to get games somewhere with Saudi Arabia perhaps a possibility.

However, hopefully one way or another, the Irons can persuade Fab to remain with us until; the summer when perhaps – with a bit of luck – another deal could be done.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Pessimist says:

    Sorry to contradict, but you have not taken into consideration one major factor. The older you get the slower your reflexes, Fab is getting no younger. Better to have a decent younger Keeper. Besides what about Anang ? If Fab is allowed to stick like glue, what hope is there for a younger Keepers. If you are good enough you are old enough.

  • Buster says:

    He’s still an excellent keeper and a worthy back up for Areola for another year.

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