Adrian heads for talks


AdrianThere’s no coincidence about the fact that we have kept a couple of clean sheets since Adrian’s return and again we were grateful to him for some fine saves at the weekend.

But beyond that there’s a calm and composure about the Spaniard which also breeds more confidence in a back four which had been losing its way in front of Darren Randolph.

His return has come at precisely the right time for the likeable 30 year old who will be entering new contract talks at the end of the season.

His current deal runs out on June 30 and we understand the club are in early talks with the stopper with Everton watching on.

Ronald Koeman is believed to have held a long term interest since watching him lose his place but the Hammers are keen to keep him on board.

They have a two year option on him but personal terms need to be mutually agreeable.

Having been returned to the first team he commented: “It was difficult waiting to play obviously. I am a professional so it’s been hard the last few months, but at the end of the day, we are a team.

“Darren and me work hard every day together, and yes, we are good friends. It’s not just us – there is Rapha [Spiegel] and the young goalkeepers too.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • John says:

    Lmao and there you have it! FFF Fickle Football Fan. We are all guilty of it but let’s be honest calm and composed is not a term we used to describe Adrian before he was dropped!!

    I’ve always been Adrian over Randy and in my eyes I thought Slaven stuck with Randy too long. Anyhow I hope Adrian signs another 2 year extension and I hope we sell Randy and bring in a new keeper to proper challenge Adrian.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Yep Adrian was poor along with the rest of the squad at the start of the season, flapping at everything making schoolboy mistakes, really poor distribution but on the plus side he had a good Cruyff turn. There could be a lot of reasons for that but I am sure having his first child would have been a big and understandable distraction, two clean sheets is a good start but Friday he is likely to be very busy, hopefully his shot stopping ability will give us a fighting chance COYI!!

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