Hammers new snub to Benitez

adrian-west-hamNewcastle United’s hopes of signing Adrian are dead in the water despite new speculation over a move.

Stories emanating out of the north east claim the Geordies remain keen on the Irons stopper but we have no intention of letting the Spaniard go anywhere.

Adrian has been impressive in pre-season and there is no chance of the club allowing him to leave the club despite Rafa Benitez having been keen for several months.

Newcastle have been frustrated in their attempts to sign former Benitez favourite Pepe Reina and others and the latest story is that despite the Hammers having no other serious back up to Joe Hart, the Newcastle boss could return for the 30 year old.

But a West Ham source made it clear the club had no intention of selling the keeper who himself has made it clear he’s more than up for the fight with Hart for the goalkeeping jersey.


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8 comments on “Hammers new snub to Benitez

  1. Out of respect to a senior professional, West Ham should allow Adrian to go somewhere where he can perform week in week out to regain his place in the World Cup squad for Russia…… however, Newcastle may expose him to too much work……

    • Not sure about that Blimey, he isn’t going to be first choice for Spain at best he will be third choice also I think he will end up displacing Hart and in the meantime he will learn plenty from watching him communicate, some good some bad Hart will make mistakes but will also do a lot that Adrian can benefit from seeing.

  2. He signed a new contract extension in the summer.Tough- let him fight for his place.Only if Dan agrees though.

  3. What makes me laugh is the way Adrian was blamed for conceding goals when we all know it was down to a shyte defence and midfield generated by captain slow 😉 so when the same happens again does that mean hart is Tared with the same brush 😎 I predict hart to fek up and Adrian to resume as normal 👍 but will bilic have the balls to do so 😉
    So I don’t agree with Dan on his fight for a place but agree to start Adrian and make hart fight for his place 👅 IMO unless a drastic improvement unfolds then both are feked 😉😉

  4. Well Randolph and Adrian made countless feck ups with or without the defence.They fecked up as keepers.Doing what they should do properly.Dan said that and i agree.

  5. Name em ,I’m counting , bet you can’t name 3 😎 let alone countless 😁 make us agree Dan always willing to be educated and hold me hands up 🙆

  6. Sorry but Adrian is nowhere near as good as Hart, he’ll play cup games but don’t see him replacing Hart in the league unless Hart gets injured. I am concerned that there seems to be the belief that we don’t need any more players. We are missing at least two and there should be plenty of funds available for a Central Defender and a creative midfielder, even with the emergence of Rice.

  7. That is about to be seen j man , I think he’s a liability waiting to happen , he’s not better in my opinion , he’s had bad press last year , parks highlighted it , he’s nowhere near what he was,ish ,I have never rated him , ever , overated in my book , we all want the bloke to do good , we shall see . where did you hear we don’t need any more players ? On here ? The majority think we are short in depth and quality Hense all the noble , poppodom , fonte , Snodgrass , byrum, , ginge , ogbonna ayew and cresswell have been named and criticized lol . that’s 9 players ?
    Must have heard it else where ,

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