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Lukasz Fabianski can’t be replaced by West Ham target Neil Etheridge

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Lukasz Fabianski can’t be replaced by West Ham target Neil Etheridge

West Ham are reportedly lining up a potential summer swoop for Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.

The Hammers are one of the teams circling for the shot-stopper (Wales Online), after his impressive campaign in the top flight.

He was unable to stop the Bluebirds suffer relegation from the Premier League, but still kept 10 clean sheets in the 38 games.

The Philippines international is a great shot-stopper and also comfortable on the ball, which is why it’s no surprise he is being eyed to stay in the top division of England.

 

Etheridge would definitely be great competition for the number one position at West Ham, but surely Manuel Pellegrini can’t be thinking of replacing Lukasz Fabianski at the start of next season.

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Fabianski has earned the right to start the new season as the number one after performing brilliantly over the last year.

He cost the Hammers just £7million (BBC) last summer to sign from Swansea City and he was immense during his debut year at the London Stadium.

The Poland international kept seven clean sheets in his 38 games this season, but that doesn’t begin to tell the entire story of how many top saves he made.

Etheridge’s arrival would be a positive for West Ham and make the duo even better, but Fabianski has to have the gloves for the first game of next season.

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