Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are set to look to bolster their goalkeeping issues by looking to sign Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, according to The Guardian.
The former Arsenal stopper was a regular for the Welsh outfit this term, but despite him being one of their bright spots in an otherwise dull season, the Poland international could not stop the Swans from dropping out of the Premier League.
Fabianski arrived in Wales in 2014, and played in all but three of the club’s league matches over a four-year spell in which he established himself as one of the better keepers in the division, making exactly 150 appearances in all competitions in total.
The 33-year-old is now expected to leave the Liberty Stadium as he looks to remain in the top flight, and it would appear that he will not be short of offers should Swansea be true to their word and allow him to leave.
Crystal Palace are one club with an eye on signing the goalkeeper. Roy Hodgson has been looking to bolster his options in that position ever since he arrived at the club, and with the potential to pick the Pole up for a reasonable price his interest may become more substantial over the summer.
Newcastle United are the other side said to be in the frame to add the stopper to their ranks. Rafael Benitez made no secret of the fact he needed someone between the sticks.
He eventually solved that issue in January when he brought in Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague. That deal has now expired and with no agreement to keep him currently in place, the Spaniard will be left to look elsewhere. With funds always an issue at St James’ Park the relative cheap price of the Swansea man could appeal to the Magpies boss.
It promises to be a big summer for Fabianski. Not only will he be hoping to engineer a move back to the Premier League, but he is expected to be involved with the Poland squad at the World Cup in Russia too.
Swansea fans will get a reminder of what relegation will mean to their club with it looking likely that the experienced stopper has played his final game in their shirt.