Arsenal Ace Rejects New 3-Year Deal As Club Makes Last Ditch Attempt To Keep Him
Lukasz Fabianski has rejected a new three-year contract offer from Arsenal worth £50,000-a-week after the club made a last-ditch attempt to persuade him to stay
The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Luksz Fabianski rejects a new contract offer.
Lukasz Fabianski has rejected a new three-year contract offer from Arsenal worth £50,000-a-week after the club made a last-ditch attempt to persuade him to stay, according to the Telegraph.
The Polish international’s contract expires in June and he’s already spoken of his desire to leave in search of regular first team football.
The 28-year-old has excelled in recent months when standing in for Wojciech Szczesny in both the FA Cup and our Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich last week, where he made several decent saves before stopping a late Thomas Muller penalty.
It seems his new-found confidence in goal has forced the club to make one last attempt to persuade him to stay, with the Telegraph claiming that a new three-year extension worth £50,000-a-week has been put on the table.
However, the newspaper suggests that Fabianski has turned down the latest offer and now looks set to leave at the end of the season, with Sevilla, Villarreal, Schalke and FC Basel all showing interest from abroad. Cardiff, Newcastle and Swansea are also thought to be keen on keeping him in the Premier League, while Leicester and Derby may make a move if they secure promotion from the Championship.
Fabianski endured a difficult start to life at the club where he earned the nickname ‘Flappyhandski’ following a series of shocking errors, but he’s now grown into a solid goalkeeper and we’ll do well to find a better No.2 to replace him for next season.
Emiliano Viviano looks likely to head back to Italy when his loan expires this summer which leaves us with just youngster Damian Martinez as back-up to Wojciech Szczesny, so it’s almost certain we’ll be in the market for another keeper at the end of the season.
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