Some West Ham fans took to Twitter yesterday and called for David Moyes to replace Lukasz Fabianski next summer.
The 35-year-old joined the Hammers from Swansea City in the summer of 2018 for around £7 million (BBC).
The 54-capped Poland international proved to be an instant hit at the London Stadium.
Fabianski oozed calmness, composure and had an air of authority about him that rubbed off on the rest of the team.
The former Arsenal and Swansea stopper suffered an injury in September of 2019, however, and was forced to miss around three months of action.
Unfortunately, the 35-year-old just hasn’t been the same player since returning from his spell on the sidelines.
Fabianski, who earns £65k-a-week (Spotrac), seems to have regressed badly. The Pole doesn’t command his penalty area with the same authority that he once did and his kicking appears to have drastically deteriorated.
David Moyes has a big decision to make next summer. Fabianski’s contract is set to expire in seven months time. So do we offer him a new deal? Or get his large salary off the books before bringing in a younger and better goalkeeper?
It would probably be a wise move to keep the 35-year-old on for one more season at least. We should sign another top class stopper at the same time, however, to compete with him.