Hammers first teamer heads for new contract talks

WEST Ham fear that Adrian may turn down a contract offer this summer in order to advance his Spain international chances.

The club have an option on his present deal which is worth around £30k a week and in the Adrianabsence of top class keepers are interested in keeping both him and Darren Randolph.

The Hammers are likely to offer him a maximum of two years on a new deal with a small rise on his basic which may not be enough to tempt the 30 year old who had clinched a place in his nation’s international squad before losing the Irons sweater to Daren Randolph.

Suggestions that we may move for such as Joe Hart – who commands a £100k a week deal have been squashed by Slaven Bilic with the club eyeing other priority options this summer.

Talks are set to start soon with Adrian’s advisers with an insider telling us: It’s healthy for any player to have pressure on him for the position – there can never be guarantees.



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6 comments on “Hammers first teamer heads for new contract talks

  1. Hart is a big step up from Randy and Adrian. Would love to have him in goal next year and would earn us 5-10 points a season more.

  2. Hart will be snapped up by one of the bigger teams i would imagine,be it home or abroad.There is always the outside chance he could also be brought back into the fold by Guardiola,though i suspect not.
    He is susceptible to some real bloomers,much like many keepers over the course of a season.I like Adrian,he really isnt as bad as some couch coaches make out in my opinion.

  3. I don’t understand this constant mentioning of Joe Hart. To me, not a good price/value ratio.
    i would look at other names, such as Sirigu, Matti Perrin, Simone Scuffet, Roman Burki, Timo Horn, Sergio Rico, Yoel (the one who plays for Eibar, not Everton).

  4. So we have a one option to extend Adrian’s contract which of course we will do otherwise he walks away for nothing. Even if we extend by one year we can still sell him for £5/8M. But what if we can’t agree terms? What then?

  5. The keeper’s jersey is a difficult one for me, I like Adrian and his passion for the cause has been there for all to see over recent seasons. However, he does make me nervous and I supported Randy getting the nod especially after his performances at International level. But I have him down as at fault for both of the Baggies goals on Saturday and he has looked fragile at times recently. But pay £100k a week to a keeper when we ave two ‘good’ ones already, should that be the priority over striker or RB?

  6. To answer that simply Pop no it shouldnt.

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