Pundit tips new role for 'unbelievable' Fabianski as West Ham talks revealed
Lukasz Fabianski could take on a player-coach role at West Ham when he puts pen to paper on a new deal.
That is the view of ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 36-year-old Polish shot-stopper.
Fabianski’s current deal expires next summer but he is confident that he will remain at the club beyond this season.
As relayed by Sky Sports on 26 October, he told Polish outlet Meczyki that “preliminary talks” over a new deal have already begun.
Fabianski has started all 10 of West Ham’s Premier League matches this season despite the loan signing of Alphonse Areola in the summer.
He has kept four clean sheets across all competitions for the Irons, who are once again exceeding expectations under David Moyes.
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Kenny predicts that the Hammers could offer Fabianski a three-year contract and the opportunity to move into coaching.
“He’s one of those who could end up in a player-coach role,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“He’s 36 years old but, for me, it just gets better and better from him. I was surprised when Arsenal let him go back in the day.
“He has come to West Ham and been absolutely unbelievable. He is one of the key reasons they are still doing so well.
“You often see keepers play until they are 40 years old. If he’s fit and playing well, I don’t see any reason they wouldn’t offer him a two or three-year deal.“