West Ham decides to extend veteran’s contract until the summer of 2025

According to the Standard, West Ham United has opted to extend Lukasz Fabianski’s contract by an additional year, ensuring that the goalkeeper’s tenure at the club will extend beyond his 40th birthday. The 38-year-old, whose current contract was set to conclude at the end of the ongoing season, will now remain with the Hammers until the summer of 2025.

Fabianski, who is approaching his 39th birthday in April, has been a vital presence for West Ham since his arrival in 2018, having been secured from Swansea for a fee of £7 million. Despite entering the later stages of his career, the Polish goalkeeper has proven to be a shrewd acquisition and an instrumental figure for the club.

Over the course of his West Ham career, Fabianski has steadily approached the milestone of 200 appearances for the Hammers. The extension will mark his seventh season with the club, highlighting the longevity and value he brings to the team.

In recent seasons, Fabianski has been offered a series of 12-month contracts due to his advancing age. However, West Ham’s decision to trigger the extension reflects their satisfaction with his consistent form and high fitness levels. Although he relinquished his position as David Moyes’s first-choice goalkeeper at the beginning of the season to Alphonse Areola, Fabianski has remained a regular presence in cup competitions.

Throughout the current season, Fabianski has featured prominently in the Carabao Cup and Europa League, delivering five clean sheets in his 10 appearances across all competitions. Notably, he reclaimed the starting role in the Premier League for the last three matches due to a wrist injury sidelining Areola.

Reflecting on the goalkeeping situation, Moyes expressed his satisfaction, stating, “It’s great, isn’t it, when your goalies are keeping clean sheets? That’s two this week for us.” The extension of Fabianski’s contract underscores the club’s confidence in his abilities and his continued contribution to West Ham’s success.