Lukasz Fabianski has been outstanding, sublime, exceptional, world-class (you get the idea!) for West Ham United this season. The Poland international made a number of saves to help the Hammers to a tenth-placed finish and made sure their campaign was a lot better than it possibly could have been.
However, age is not quite on his or the Irons’ side as father time is starting to outrun him and it is likely he will only have a few more seasons in between the sticks before he decides to hang those gloves up for good.
But, it appears the Premier League side have already turned their attention to one man who could be a suitable replacement for him when the time comes and one that certainly has a bright future in the game if his recent performances are anything to go by.
According to a recent report by Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham are thought to be taking an interest in Empoli’s shot-stopper, Bartlomiej Dragowski.
The 21-year-old is also a Poland international, having featured a number of times for the Under-21 side, and has been superb in the handful of games he has had on loan at the Serie A side, having joined them in January from Fiorentina.
Those Hammers fans that follow Italian football may already be well aware of the youngster and his talent after he made headlines in one of the top-flight matches last month and became a record-breaker in the process (Goal).
In a match against Atalanta, Dragowski had faced 47 shots in the 90 minutes, seeing 18 of those be on target, making 17 saves and still kept a clean sheet as the game ended 0-0. Those figures would surely make Fabianski envious of what he managed to accomplish this season!
Looking at the bigger picture, the 21-year-old has conceded 23 goals in his 15 appearances but that is hardly a surprise, nor that bad when considering how difficult of a year it has been for Empoli in Italy’s top-flight.
But, Dragowski has shown that he has the potential to be a top-class ‘keeper in the future and with the guidance that Fabianski could potentially offer him at the London Stadium, bringing him to the capital this summer could be considered a piece of astute business by Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos.
West Ham fans, do you think Dragowski could be a potential Fabianski replacement in the future? Let us know below!