Irons put Palace Adrian interest on back burner

adrian-west-hamWest Ham are bracing themselves for a fight in holding onto Adrian after Palace made their first moves to take the Spaniard to Selhust Park.

The Eagles had made an initial £3 million for offer for the keeper but we have been told tonight that this will be upped to £5 million the next couple of days.

However, the Hammers have made it clear to ClaretandHugh this evening they have no desire to sell even though Adrian is unhappy at the prospect of a season on the London Stadium sidelines.

And in any event there would be no question of the club accepting such an offer given that former No 2 Darren Randolph joined Championship outfit Middlesbrough for the same fee!

Adrian is understood to be keen on the prospect of  a move and the Hammers now have to decide whether to bring in a replacement quickly and let the deal go ahead or have an unhappy player on their hands.

Adrian meanwhile remains in Germany with the squad and there is no indication that formal talks with Palace are in any way imminent.

A Hammers source told us tonight: “There’s interest but it’s a simple situation. We have no interest in selling Adrian.”


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7 comments on “Irons put Palace Adrian interest on back burner

  1. I’m sure he would get decent playing time if he stays. Sully needs to speak to him, as it’s down to him that Adrian is narked.

  2. Yeah being the expected second choice and wanting game time would have nothing to do with it then Markro.It is what Sullivan said isnt it.

    • He played second fiddle to Randolph at times last season. They both had runs of games.
      If he’s good enough and outshines Hart in training, the spot will be his.
      Competition for places is both good and healthy.

  3. Tie him down to a long term contract and loan him out for £3m

  4. Hart is the kind of player to blow hot and cold … we need Adrian to keep him on his toes …I think that they should be picked on merit alone and if that means leaving hart on the sidelines then so be it …they are both as good as each other imho and I think the only reason we bought in hart in the 1st place was to help attract other big names …

  5. 5 million would be good if we can bring in a replacement
    Knowing our luck the min we let him go Hart will fall over Carroll coming back from a night club and get injured
    7 mil for Fletcher would be good business as well as Martinez is a better player and Sak is on his way back that would free up the money to get Gray and there are good back up keepers out there free

  6. Start with Adrian in the upcoming games v werder Bremen and give him the opportunity to prove sully,s remarks wrong or even better put Carroll’s wallet in between the sticks 😂
    Hart will cock up ! IMO 😉 Adrian has been a great club man ,he didn’t deserve the snidely put remarks by sully , if hart starts poorly the 💩will hit the proverbial fan, the bearded ladies are waiting in the wings , that’s a certainty 😈😬🔪

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