West Ham United are being heavily linked with a move for Paris Saint Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
Lukasz Fabianski has been the undisputed number one goalkeeper at West Ham since 2018, racking up over 100 appearances.
The Poland international is regarded one of the best West Ham goalkeepers of the modern era.
But the Hammers stopper isn’t getting any younger and turns 37 next season.
Lukasz is Fab but not getting any younger or less injury-prone
Fabianski has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons and his kicking has been affected.
His deputy, Darren Randolph, has had his own injury problems.
It is widely reported that West Ham boss David Moyes has been looking to sign a long-term successor to Fabianski.
And with the extra European games next season now would be the perfect time to do it so as to share the workload with the new long term number one.
Hammers heavily linked with exciting move for PSG outcast Areola
That could well be PSG outcast Areola, who shone on loan at Fulham last season.
According to the likes of Sky Sports, West Ham want the French World Cup winner on loan with an option to buy.
And now The Evening Standard has made an interesting claim about something Areola has done which proves his determination to seal a move to London.
“The 28-year-old is keen on a return to London after spending last year on loan at Fulham,” The Evening Standard claims.
What report claims Areola has done shows his determination to seal London move
“The Cottagers were relegated but Areola had an impressive season…
“Areola is under contract in Paris until 2023 but has long been keen on a settled career in London having bought a home in the capital long before joining Fulham.”
Areola was top class for the Cottagers last season. Without him Scott Parker’s side would have been relegated long before they actually were.
West Ham cannot risk going into the season with two injury-prone goalkeepers. Hammers fans will remember only too well what happened the last time Fabianski had a long spell out, the disastrous Roberto almost saw them relegated.
Fans will be excited by Areola. Getting the first proper signing of the summer through the door will placate supporters who are worried about the club’s lack of activity.
In other West Ham news, a club insider has warned West Ham fans to be wary of links to Rangers star.
And Moyes has voiced concerns over West Ham’s ‘weak’ squad.