Hammers announce capture of Poland keeper Fabianski a day after completing signing of highly-rated French defender Issa Diop

WEST HAM have completed the £7million signing of Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

The Poland star has agreed a three-year deal to move to the London Stadium as boss Manuel Pellegrini continues to overhaul his squad

The 33-year-old arrives in East London less than 24 hours after the club confirmed the capture of highly-rated French defender Issa Diop.

And with West Ham snapping up Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer earlier this month it means the club have already made three signings during the transfer window.

Fabianski said: “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.

The Hammers had been on the search for a new keeper after the position became one of their biggest headaches last season.

Joe Hart’s year-long loan deal from Manchester City turned out badly, with the England man losing his place in the side and then missing out on the World Cup squad.

There were also doubts over the consistency of Spanish stopper Adrian, so Pellegrini targeted Fabianski in the hope he would establish himself as a regular and reliable keeper in the side.

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.”


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