Sources: Pellegrini fears West Ham star may miss Man City showdown after assessments today


West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is being assessed by the club’s medics today amid new fears he could be out of Saturday’s Premier League opener against Manchester City, Football Insider has learned.

The Poland international, 34, has undergone an MRI scan on the groin problem he picked up earlier this pre-season and aggravated in the warm-up prior to the 5-3 victory over Hertha Berlin last Wednesday.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that assessments today and tomorrow will be crucial to Fabianski’s chances of making the London Stadium clash against the champions.

The Hammers’ backroom team are running tests on the Hammer of the Year after what Pellegrini described initially described as a “small injury”.

Pellegrini has new fears, the source explained, that Saturday could come too early for Fabianski to take the place in goal he held for the entirety of his outstanding debut campaign.

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The former Swansea City and Arsenal keeper started all 38 of West Ham’s league matches last season and delighted supporters with the quality and consistency of his performances.

West Ham signed two new keepers this summer, David Martin and Roberto, after allowing Adrian to leave when his contract expired in June.

The Spaniard signed for Liverpool on a free transfer yesterday after penning a two-year deal for a sum that West Ham were unwilling to pay.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the club have scrapped plans to sign centre-back and he’s in talks to join big London rivals instead.