Millwall goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has told the South London Press that he would be open to signing a new deal with the Lions if the opportunity arose to do so.
The veteran shot stopper has been in fine form for the capital based club this term and kept 17 clean sheets as he once again earnt a player of the season award.
A one time Poland international, Bialkowski is set to turn 34 in July and still has over 12 months left to run on his current contract at the New Den.
However this hasn’t stopped the former Southampton man from admitting that he would be only too happy to sign a new contract if he was to be offered fresh terms by Gary Rowett and co:
“If I’m going to perform up to my standards and the club are happy with me then they will probably offer me a new contract in the next few months or so.
“I’m happy here. I’m playing well and training well. I’m enjoying playing and training, I’m quite relaxed about this kind of thing but you do want to know your future.
“But I think it is too early to talk about that.
“I’m 34 in July but I’m healthy and fit. I want to play as long as I can – that’s not going to be an issue.
“If the club decided to offer me a contract then I’d be happy to sign it.”
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Bialkowski originally joined the club back in July 2019 on loan from Ipswich Town, before his deal was made permanent by the Lions last January.
With Frank Fielding having now been released, Millwall will inevitably be in the market for another keeper this summer as they look to provide competition between the sticks for the Pole.
I think it is almost inevitable that the keeper will be handed a new deal as he has been in the form of his career over the past few seasons for the Lions.
He has shown once again during this campaign that age is simply just a number when it comes to art of goalkeeping and he fully deserves the plaudits that have been coming his way.
It will be interesting to see which keeper Millwall bring in to provide competition for Bialkowski, as they may want to think about someone at the younger end of the age spectrum as they keep the future in mind.
The Pole may be hitting 34 soon, but he is showing no signs of wear and tear as he continues to be one of the best goalkeepers that the Championship has to offer.