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Adrian exit explained

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West Ham United allowed Adrian to leave the club after his wages demands were deemed too high, according to ExWHUemployee.

The reliable club source revealed that the Hammers didn’t consider a new deal for the Spaniard, who was destined to be a back-up role to Lukas Fabianski next season once again.

reported the news on his personal Twitter account on Monday, after it was revealed that Adrian is set to join fellow club Liverpool [BBC].

West Ham have already confirmed the signings of two keepers in this transfer window, after confirming the arrivals of both David Martin and Roberto.

OPINION

This wouldn’t have hurt as much for all if Adrian didn’t appear to be making the move to Liverpool in the coming days. The Spaniard became somewhat of a cult hero during his time at both Upton Park and the Stadium and his departure seemed to be driven by the fact that he wasn’t considered the main stopper. It could be considered strange that Adrian is set to make the switch to Anfield, especially given the fact that his game time could be even lower given the status of Alisson Becker under Jurgen Klopp. Adrian could be given more time in cup games and possibly European fixtures next season – something the Hammers can’t offer. The West Ham board have obviously stood firm in their negotiations and didn’t buckle under pressure to offer higher wages. Given that Adrian only made five appearances last season, he shouldn’t appear to be too much of a loss next season for Pellegrini – even though he has 125 outings to his name.

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