Fabianski relaxed about Areola arrival at West Ham
Lukasz Fabianski is relaxed about his situation at West Ham after goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was signed from Paris Saint-Germain this week, according to The Athletic.
On Thursday, the Hammers announced that the 28-year-old, who impressed on loan at Fulham last season, has return to London on an initial loan deal that includes an option to be made permanent next summer.
Areola joins an already-stuffed goalkeeper department at West Ham with last season’s number one Fabianski, Darren Randolph and David Martin on the books at the London Stadium.
Fabianski to leave, or our new No 2?
There’s no way that West Ham should be going into next season with four senior goalkeepers at their disposal.
Not only will it be difficult to fit them all into a 25-man squad but it’s also not fair on two of them, who will be unlikely to play at all next season.
Martin was out of contract at the end of last season after serving as David Moyes’ third-choice goalkeeper but he’s since been given an extension.
Fabianski is out of contract next summer while Randolph has an extra year so you would imagine that one of them would have to move on.
Fabianski may not be happy with losing his number one spot despite The Athletic reporting that he’s “relaxed”. We’ll have to wait and see on that, especially with him being at the stage of his career he’s at.
As for Randolph, he’s got plenty of time to run on his deal and could make us some money if he’s sold off to a Championship club or another Premier League team who needs a back-up.
Either way, Areola looks as though he’s coming in to be our number one after doing so well at Fulham last term despite their relegation from the Premier League.
Fabianski may have to accept being number two or find a new club, unfortunately.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers want to sign this available flyer who was born in London.