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tricky trev 11:52 Wed Jun 20
Fabianski Signed

West Ham capture Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski

The stopper joins the Hammers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee from Swansea City, where he excelled over the last four seasons, making more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper in that period.

The experienced 33-year-old, who is currently preparing for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals with his national team in Russia, is looking forward to continuing his Premier League career in Claret and Blue.

“West Ham is a massive club so I’m really happy to be joining at such an exciting time here. I will do my best on and off the pitch to help the team to achieve the best results possible and can’t wait to start this new chapter of my career,” said Fabianski, who was voted Swansea’s Player of the Year last season.

West Ham United Director of Football Mario Husillos said: “Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level.

“He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position.

“Of course, at this moment, Lukasz is fully focused on the World Cup finals with Poland. We wish him all the very best out in Russia and look forward to welcoming him upon his return to England later this summer.”

Born in the town of Kostrzyn nad Odrą in western Poland, Fabianski played youth football for a number of clubs before making his senior debut, aged 19, for Lech Poznan in a 4-1 Polish Cup win over Arka Gdynia in October 2004.

The following summer saw the young goalkeeper move to Legia Warsaw, where he made his Ekstraklasa bow against Arka in July 2005. Fabianski gave notice of his considerable promise by keeping clean sheets in each of his first three league games and recording an amazing 19 shutouts in 30 Ekstraklasa appearances in total as Legia won the title.

Another fine season in 2006/07 saw Arsenal spend £2million to bring Fabianski to north London, where he backed-up the likes of Jens Lehmann, Manuel Almunia and compatriot Wojciech Szczesny. Fabianski played 64 times for the Gunners, with his final appearance being the 2014 FA Cup final victory over Hull City at Wembley Stadium.

The past four seasons have seen Fabianski excel between the sticks for Swansea City, making a Premier League-high 499 saves over that period and missing just three top-flight matches. No Pole has made more Premier League appearances than Fabianski’s 181.

At international level, Fabianski has been battling for the Poland No1 jersey with Szczesny and Artur Boruc for the last decade, winning 45 caps in total. The 6’3 stopper has travelled to four major tournaments, making four appearances at UEFA Euro 2016.

Fabianski is West Ham United's second signing in less than 24 hours, following Tuesday's acquisition of French defender Issa Diop for an undisclosed Club record fee.

West Ham United would like to welcome Lukasz and his family to the Club and wish him every success in his career in Claret and Blue.

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General Choi 12:49 Mon Dec 31
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My HOTY thus far.

World class, IMHO.

twoleftfeet 12:13 Mon Dec 31
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Since Peter Grotier to be fair.

Well known fact that West Ham could have signed Gordon Banks but Ron Greenwood said he had already shaken the hand of the manager selling Ferguson to us so wouldn’t o back on his word.

History might have been re-written.

Briano 11:57 Sun Dec 30
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Best keeper we've had since Bobby Ferguson

camel-with-3-humps 11:20 Sun Dec 30
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Thank goodness. He is a top keeper.

Far Cough 9:53 Sun Dec 30
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Best keeper we've had since Allen McKnight


Eerie Descent 9:23 Sun Dec 30
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As I've said before, the best keeper we've had since Phil Parkes.

Fifth Column 6:10 Sun Dec 30
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Hoty in terms of consistency

collyrob 6:03 Sun Dec 30
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Been the best keeper in the league this season.

Great piece of business

Coffee 12:41 Sun Jul 15
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Reason 5

Russ of the BML 5:57 Thu Jun 21
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terry-h 2:01 Wed Jun 20

So well done then?

Thanks Alan 4:28 Thu Jun 21
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BubblesCyprus 4:25 Thu Jun 21

Well, the negotiations went on a bit, but we got there in the end. My pleasure, by the way.

BubblesCyprus 4:25 Thu Jun 21
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Thanks Alan much appreciated.

Swiss. 3:22 Thu Jun 21
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"The Gasman" maybe his parents working in Auchwitz?

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:32 Thu Jun 21
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I wish you punsters would DIOP dead...*

* I actually do not wish your demise but am only pretending I do for comedic effect.

paulon 10:06 Thu Jun 21
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I win

Ronald_antly 8:30 Thu Jun 21
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I shall spare you, for the time being, in light of your well wishes.

Coffee 7:20 Thu Jun 21
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Let's hope the fever will dissuade you from inflicting any other such lines you have lined up. Hope you're better soon!

Ronald_antly 7:09 Thu Jun 21
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I've been dying to use that line for ages, and just needed to right CONTEXT.

Talking of "dying", I'm actually burning up with a fever, with the aching muscles that go with that.

I recommend anyone reading my posts applies some anti-bacterial lotion to their hands before reaching for their keyboard to cunt me off.

Coffee 6:46 Thu Jun 21
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Ron's on form!

Ronald_antly 6:40 Thu Jun 21
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Happy to oblige.


Now with added exclamation POINT.

Coffee 5:56 Thu Jun 21
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I'd like you to be the last to say that.

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