West Ham will have to pay nearly £7million to sign goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City this summer following their relegation from the Premier League, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Hammers have seen an opening bid of £4.5million turned down by the Welsh outfit, who are now preparing for life back in the Championship.
It is understood that Manuel Pellegrini’s side are keen sign a new shot-stopper and Swansea’s 6ft 2in (source: Transfermarkt) colossus is an option.
The Poland international is currently competing for the number one jersey with his nation for the World Cup and Swansea are reluctant to let the 33-year-old leave the Liberty Stadium on the cheap.
Football Insider verdict:
West Ham should certainly fork out the £7million sum to bring Fabianski to the London Stadium and he could definitely be a brilliant signing for them. The Polish goalkeeper can compete with Adrian for the number one jersey and was one of Swansea’s standout players in the 2017/18 campaign, despite their relegation from the top flight. The ex-Arsenal ace has a wealth of experience in the Premier League and would help patch up Pellegrini’s problem position. He can still have several years at the top level for West Ham and the pair could be a perfect match. Fabianski is far too good to be playing Championship football next year and £7million should be viewed as a bargain given the current state of the transfer market. West Ham ideally will sort out their number one position early in the transfer window and that will allow them to go focus on improving other areas.
In other West Ham transfer news, Rangers are plotting a bid to sign an enforcer exiting the London Stadium this summer.