West Ham are weighing up handing Lukasz Fabianski a new contract even though he is sidelined with a long-term injury, Football Insider understands.
The goalkeeper, 32, signed a £60,000-a-week three-year deal that runs until the summer of 2021 when he joined on a free transfer last year.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club are ready to hold talks with the Poland international over extending his terms even though he will have turned 36 in 18 months’ time.
The Irons hierarchy are likely to offer Fabianski an even more lucrative deal than his current £3million-a-year package.
Fabianski has made a huge impact at the London Stadium since West Ham took advantage of his free agent status following Swansea City’s relegation from the Premier League.
He ended his debut campaign by being named the club’s player of the year following his consistently impressive efforts in goal.
Fabianski began this season equally well until he suffered a hip injury in the first half of West Ham’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth in late September.
He subsequently underwent surgery and is expected to be sidelined until around Christmas.
Fabianski’s absence from the team has coincided with a downturn in results for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who have lost three and drawn one of the four matches he has missed.
The club are 13th in the Premier League table after shooting to third when they beat Manchester United at the London Stadium in a memorable win.