Puff Daddy wrote:He has no competition for his place which should be a worry
Hopefully Fabianski will be able to keep this standard up for as long as possible. But being 34 you never know.
We absolutely do need to find a young up and coming goalkeeper to replace him in the long run. As Trott and Anang the u23 goalkeepers are not good enough IMO.
Stoke had a clever blueprint when they were in the Prem, having a younger Keeper waiting in the wings to go on and replace the current number one. First it was Sorensen and Begovic. Then it was Begovic and Butland.
I wouldn't keep Adrian beyond the summer. He is a good professional and it shouldn't be forgotten about how much he has helped newer players settle in through him be able to speak Spanish. But he is notgood enough anymore. Certainly not for the level we should be aspiring to be. I.e. Top 8.
Yes Adrian is a back-up keeper. But I always judge a good back-up keeper on how much I trust them to come in and do a job. Put it this way. If Fabianski god forbid picked up a pretty bad injury and was ruled out for a few months, would you trust Adrian to come in and do an adequate job for a big chunk of the season? I most certainly wouldn't.
Thank Adrian for everything he has done and allow him to leave the club in the summer. Hopefully Husillos and Pellers can find a Keeper around 23-28 years old that can wait in the wings and eventually replace Fabianski.