Date: 19th April 2021 at 6:05pm
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West Ham United insider @ExWHUemployee has been sharing his thoughts on Hammers goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and his season with the east side so far. 

This comes after Ex co-hosted a recent episode of The West Ham Way Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning David Moyes’ side.

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Nice easy one to start off with. How much do you think Declan is worth?

On the subject of Fabianski, who made an error that led to a during West Ham’s recent 3-2 defeat against Newcastle United, Ex had this to say about the shot-stopper. (8.46)

He said: “People who say he’s had a great season, has he? Has he really? Has he made loads and loads of saves to keep us in games?

“Look how many goals we’ve conceded throughout this season and also we’re an attacking team, we’re in the top four so had he had more shots to , how many goals would he have let in if that was the case, if he was in a struggling side?

“I don’t want to dig him out; I don’t want to say he should be sold but, I genuinely think in the summer, we need to buy a ‘keeper that’s going to challenge for a first-team spot and I’m not even saying that’s going to be [a first-team ‘keeper], but that’s going to challenge Fabianski for a first-team spot and then you can let them fight it out to be number one.”

West Ham signed Fabianski back in the 2018 summer transfer window from Championship side Swansea City for a fee of £7.2 million.

Since then, the 36-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35 million, has gone on to make 95 appearances for the Hammers across all competitions in which he has managed to concede 130 goals and keep 23 clean sheets along the way (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Ex’s comments on Fabianski… 

Given how Fabianski has only managed to rack up a save percentage of 67.5% so far this season, ranking him towards the bottom of the list of goalkeepers, it’s understandable why Ex has some concerns over his performances throughout the current campaign.

Do West Ham need to sign a goalkeeper this summer?

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In our view, and as Ex suggested in the podcast, perhaps the club should look at bringing in a new goalkeeper that could provide some adequate competition for Fabianski or even replace him altogether if they have the quality to do so.

In other news: ‘That would be an outrageous move’ – Sky Sports man hails £36m-rated West Ham transfer link