West Ham open contract talks with Lukasz Fabianski with keeper ready to play into his 40s after impressive season

LUKASZ FABIANSKI is in talks over a new West Ham deal — and says he could still be playing at 40.

The goalkeeper is in the final year of his contract at the London Stadium, but he expects to agree terms until 2023.

Fabianski, 36, said: “The Premier League is the top of a footballer’s dream. I feel good enough to play a little more here.

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

“As far as I can tell, there have been some preliminary talks going on.

“I hope that we will calmly come to a good solution for both sides.

“It’s not only West Ham’s policy that players of a certain age extend from season to season.

“It’s 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’ve no problem extending the contract.”

Fabianski is likely to sit out Wednesday night's Carabao Cup visit of Manchester City, with deputy Alphonse Areola, 28, playing in the cup competitions this season.

The ex-Arsenal man bid an emotional farewell to international football earlier this month in Poland's 5-0 win against San Marino.

He was given a standing ovation by the fans as he was substituted just before the hour mark, with the player reduced to tears as he made his way off the pitch.

His former Gunners and Poland team-mate hailed Fabianski following the match in an Instagram message.

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Szczesny said: "Lukasz, our long journey together… you once, me once, and so on, but today is yours only.

“And although your modesty will not allow you to admit it, know that you were special for this team, just as the competition with you was special for me.

“Thank you for every moment together and for being motivated to work hard!"

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