According to reports, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski wants to leave Swansea City, following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.
Despite Swansea’s relegation to the Championship, the Pole enjoyed a fine season and is understandably keen to find a new club. Fabianski, 33, has only one year on his current contract and Swansea must cash in on his services since he no longer wants to continue with them.
And as per reports, Watford lead Newcastle, Crystal Palace and West Ham in the race for Fabianski. It is believed that a fee of £5m would be enough to secure the shot-stopper but should Watford sign the 33-year-old Fabianski?
Heurelho Gomes and Orestis Karnezis shared Watford’s goalkeeping duties last season but Javi Gracia has largely favoured the latter since taking over. However, Karnezis will reportedly return to Greece this summer while Gomes is approaching the end of his career.
While the Hornets have Daniel Bachman and Pontus Dahlberg among their ranks, Gracia should prioritize strengthening the goalkeeping position in the ongoing transfer window.
And it goes without saying that Fabianski would be a top signing for Watford. He has been excellent between the sticks for the Welsh outfit over the last couple of years and he could work wonders for the Hertfordshire outfit. The 33-year-old has ample experience in the Premier League, having made 180 appearances for both Arsenal and the Swans during his time in England.
Experienced and reliable, Fabianski has managed to take his game to the next level since joining Swansea from Arsenal in 2014. At Arsenal, he faced a lot of criticism for his poor technique and lapses in concentration but in Swansea colours, Fabianski has done remarkably well.
This past season, Fabianski maintained 9 clean-sheets and made some incredible saves on a consistent basis. With fine reflexes and shot-stopping abilities, the Poland international has successfully established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Fabianski is a commanding presence in the box and his leadership skills are admirable as well. Despite his incredible form in goal, the Swans were relegated which clearly tells volumes about the club’s leaky defence.
At 33, Fabianski is operating at the peak of his powers and Watford should act swiftly and sign him.