Lukasz Fabianski: West Ham goalkeeper confirms talks over contract extension under way

Lukasz Fabianski's current deal at the London Stadium expires at the end of the current campaign; the 36-year-old thinks he could play competitively until he is 40; "I hope that we will calmly come to a good solution for both sides. I do not see any reasons for it to be otherwise"

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Image: Lukasz Fabianski hopes an agreement can be reached over a new deal at West Ham

Lukasz Fabianski is in talks with West Ham over a new contract at the London Stadium.

The 36-year-old goalkeeper's current deal expires at the end of the season but he expects to agree a one-year extension.

"As far as I can tell, there have been some preliminary talks already going on," Fabianski told Polish media outlet Meczyki.

"I hope that we will calmly come to a good solution for both sides. I do not see any reasons for it to be otherwise.

Image: Fabianski (R) has played all of West Ham's Premier League games so far this season

"It's not only West Ham's policy that footballers of a certain age extend from season to season. It's actually a logical solution for many reasons. It is a kind of risk minimisation.

"Of course, the most important thing in all this is health and sports level. If I can manage these aspects, I have no problem with extending the contract.

"The Premier League is the top of a footballer's dream. I feel good enough to play a little more here.

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"I will judge that step by step, but looking at Artur Boruc or many other goalkeepers, you can successfully play up until 40."

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Fabianski, who earned 57 caps for his country, recently called time on his international career during the last break and received a standing ovation and a guard of honour in their 5-0 win over San Marino at Warsaw's Stadion Narodowy.

Fabianski, who joined the Hammers from Swansea for £7m in 2018, is likely to sit out Wednesday night's Carabao Cup visit of Manchester City, with deputy Alphonse Areola playing in the cup competitions this season.

West Ham captain Mark Noble, wing-back Arthur Masuaku and forward Andriy Yarmolenko will be pushing for starts with boss David Moyes rotating his squad.

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