West Ham have saved “tens of millions” by tying Lukasz Fabianski down to a new contract, according to Paul Robinson.

The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, heaped praise on the 35-year-old who “could get into a lot of top teams in Europe”.

The club announced earlier this month that the Poland international had put pen to paper on a new one-year deal at the London Stadium.

Fabianski‘s previous contract was set to expire this summer but he will now remain with Davis Moyes’s side until June 2022.

He has kept 10 clean sheets in 28 appearances across all competitions this season.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Fabianski’s new deal, Robinson said:

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“Fabianksi is a goalkeeper that has really developed in the latter stages of his career.

“When he was at Arsenal, I did not particularly rate him. But I think he is a superb goalkeeper now, he has matured and now he is top-class.

“I think you can read into the fact he has only signed a year.

“I suspect that the club tried to make it longer because to find an equally good replacement would cost tens of millions. The way he is performing, he could get into a lot of top teams in Europe.” 

Speaking shortly after extending his stay with the Irons, Fabianski said: “I’m happy that it has been sorted, it’s done.

“At the same time, I would like to say I’m very thankful for the belief the club has put in me and I want to just continue to do well for the team, for the club and for the fans.

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