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Bring the curtain down on favourite’s Hammers career

Adrian’s future at West Ham looks to be a thing of the past.

And despite the club having to juggle the finances to fill key positions with a goalkeeper lower on their priorities than perhaps he was a month ago, he needs to be allowed to move on.

The Spaniard has suffered two hugely frustrating seasons where neither Slaven Bilic or David Moyes showed too much faith in him.

That wasn’t their fault of course as his form had been more than dodgy.

But when you lose your place for a long stretch to Darren Randolph and later to a significantly ‘past it’ operator like Joe Hart you may have reason for complaint.

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Equally, he should not be put in a position where he is likely to  suffer the same fate behind Lukasz Fabianski who despite all the “he’s here to provide competition” stuff is clearly set to become No1.

He has been a fabulous and uncomplaining servant but whichever way you look at it, Adrian is on borrowed time during the final year of his contract and would be foolish to agree another deal in these circumstances.

So for his sake and the stability of our future, go get the second keeper and let the guy move on.

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5 comments on “Bring the curtain down on favourite’s Hammers career

  1. Agree – let him go and replace him with Edouard Mendy, who was in exceptional form last year. He keeps clean sheets.

  2. Given choice of Fab or Adrian I would choose Adrian every day of the week as a shot stopper not far behind DeGea the rest of his game isn’t at that level but he still has his best years ahead. If he goes will be sad to see it and wish him good luck !

  3. Gutted as I will be should he leave, there’s no place for sentiment in football and should we have a better keeper at our disposal and Adrian can’t/won’t accept possibly being no. 2, then it’s right he should be allowed to find an alternative club.
    The problem as I see it is where are we going to find the funds for a ‘better’ keeper and when will we sign him? as Flapianski isn’t that keeper (imo, of course)👍

  4. Bloody criminal if we lose him, he’s a fan favourite and loves us as much as we love him, he’s been stuck in front of a dodgy defence the last couple of seasons and is also is far better at taking penalties than Fabianski. I’ll be gutted if he goes.

  5. We should keep him. He is a postiive force for the team. I do not see Fab as better and let’s face it, every single save is seen as make or bust in that position. Adrian does not make error after error and has often made great saves. He contributes more than most to the spirit of the team ( at my last way match when the team were seriously heckled and abused by travelling ‘fans’, only he and Cheik came to say thanks post match. Don’t reject what you have until you can demonstrate something much better. On World Cup evidence, even De Gea would be shafted.

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