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West Ham United: Paddy Kenny lauds ‘unbelievable’ Fabianski amid contract talks

West Ham United: Paddy Kenny lauds ‘unbelievable’ Fabianski amid contract talks -West Ham News

Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Paddy Kenny has had his say on West Ham United mainstay Lukasz Fabianski after a big update on his future at the London Stadium.

The Lowdown: Preliminary talks begin…

The Polish ace’s stay in east London was prolonged by a further year back in March with West Ham activating the one-year extension option in his contract, keeping him at the club until 2022 (The Evening Standard).

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Since then, despite the signing of Paris-Saint Germain shot stopper Alphonse Areola on a season-long loan with the option to buy, he has remained a fixture in manager David Moyes’ team sheet.

Indeed, the 36-year-old is one of eight untouchable West Ham players to start every single Premier League game so far – even coming after reports that Moyes was plotting to steadily phase Areola into his eleven on a more regular basis and ultimately drop Fabianski (Football Insider).

Big news then emerged of the player’s ‘preliminary talks’ to extend his deal yet again at West Ham, with the goalkeeper himself admitting to Meczyki that they are have been ‘already going on’.

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Amid this contract update, Kenny has now heaped praise on the player to Football Insider and believes he could even end up in a player-coaching role at the club.

The Latest: Kenny lauds Fabianski…

“He’s one of those who could end up in a player-coach role,” he explained.

“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.“

The Verdict: No brainer?

West Ham’s season under Moyes has been nothing short of remarkable so far.

Currently flying in their first ever Europa League group stage campaign, topping Group H with three wins from three whilst scoring seven goals and conceding none (uefa.com), they also continue to hold their own domestically.

Through to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after knocking out English champions Man City, the Hammers also sit comfortably in the Premier League top four on 20 points and Fabianski has arguably been a big part of that.

Only four teams (Chelsea, Liverpool, City and Wolves) have conceded less goals than West Ham in the English top flight so far (premierleague.com) leaving little wonder why Moyes isn’t so eager to drop his West Ham veteran.

If he can continue to hold his own, there is indeed no reason why he shouldn’t at least be offered the opportunity to extend his stay at the club.

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