By George Overhill

13th Jan, 2022 | 11:40am

Lukasz Fabianski set to sign contract extension at West Ham

Lukasz Fabianksi is set to sign a one-year contract extension at West Ham and will not leave for free in the summer, The Sun are reporting.

The Polish international had looked set to leave the Hammers at the end of the season but now appears set to stay in East London.

The Irons’ number one has made 20 appearances so far this season and the news that he intends to stay will be a big boost to manager David Moyes.

Well stocked

Having the security of knowing his top goalkeeper will be staying beyond the end of the season is sure to be a big positive for the manager.

It will also take some of the pressure of the decision on whether to make Alphonse Areola’s loan move permanent in the summer.

With The Sun also reporting that the Scot’s preference is to bring in West Brom’s Sam Johnstone and have him settle behind Fabianski, the first block seems to be falling to place for that to happen.

A free transfer move for the English keeper with a view to him taking over once the 36-year-old Fabianski does eventually move on would certainly be cheaper than paying Paris Saint-Germain for Frenchman Areola, or throwing Johnstone straight into the starting line up.

After getting down to the final six months of his deal at the London Stadium it seemed as if ex-Swansea keeper Fabianski was of a mind to leave.

But with the season going as well as it has so far it may be that he is enjoying being a part of what Moyes is building enough that he has changed his mind.

In other West Ham news, the manager has reportedly prevented another exit from the goalkeeper’s room.