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.
This wouldn’t have hurt as much for all West Ham fans 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 London 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 Premier League outings to his name.