West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has suggested that he may consider quitting the club either in the January or summer transfer windows.
The Spaniard has had to play second fiddle to Joe Hart this season, and with the 30 year old having just 20 months remaining on his contract at the London stadium, the keeper suggests he will look to depart if he can’t get the game time he wants with the Hammers. He was quoted by the Evening Standard as saying:
“I just have to keep on fighting, showing the manager that Adrian is still a good ‘keeper. And well, if I don’t get enough chances, [I will] try to find the best solution for both sides. Like any player I’m happy on the pitch, playing matches. And at the age I’m at, I think I have to play.”
“If the situation remains as is, there’s a transfer window in December, and after that one, there’s one in the summer. I’ll just have one year left on my contract and we’d have to reach an agreement because it’s clear that I’m not happy with the way things are.”
Adrian’s contract with the club was due to expire in the summer, but an option to extend his deal for a further two years was triggered back in June.
The arrival of Hart on loan from Manchester City has however curtailed the Spaniard’s game time on the pitch so far this season. He has started just two matches this campaign, both coming in the Carabao Cup against Cheltenham Town and Bolton Wanderers.