West Ham goalkeepers Lukasz Fabianski and Alphonse Areola must sign fresh new contract extensions when their deals expire this summer.
Both of West Ham’s main goalkeepers will be out of contract at the end of June and it is imperative that the club and manager David Moyes keeps them on for at least another year.
Both shot-stoppers have been incredibly reliablein between the sticks this season, and to replace them may be a tough ask considering the level that the team is performing at.
Fabianski has been excellent at times in the Premier League. He has kept eight clean sheets in all competitions so far and has produced some match-winning saves to help keep the Hammers in the running for another top-six finish.
On top of that, he has made the 5th highest amount of saves in the top flight (86), despite the squad having a good defence to help cover him.
Areola has also been outstanding when called upon this term. The France international, who is on loan from PSG, mainly features in cup competitions and he is a big reason why the Hammers are in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
The 29-year-old has kept seven clean sheets out of a possible 14 this season and has only conceded 11 goals, ranging across four different competitions.
Areola is a higher priority to have next season, as he is younger and other clubs will no doubt be interested in his services.
Fabianski, on the other hand, is approaching the end of his career at the age of 36 but he still has a few more years left to play at the highest level of competition.
He is still good enough to be West Ham’s number one keeper and has been undroppable at times, which means it only makes sense that the club extends his contract for at least one more season.
Both goalkeepers have proved why they deserve extensions this summer, and it would be wise for the Hammers to save time and money by offering both Fabianski and Areola new contracts in July.