Estadio Deportivo, the local Seville sport newspaper, have quickly picked up claims from England that Adrian could leave West Ham if David Moyes continues as the club’s manager.
That’s no surprise, on multiple occasions Adrian has been strongly linked with a move to Betis, and Estadio Deportivo do the duty again. However, this time things are slightly different.
Should Adrian force his way out of West Ham then Betis may well be keen, but he won’t be set for an automatic role between their sticks.
The club are in the process of trying to sign Pau Lopez from Espanyol. Pau, who spent last season on loan at Tottenham, has a contract ending in June but has been very good for Espanyol this season.
Adrian’s task would therefore, as far as Estadio Deportivo are concerned, be to battle the younger man, and he’d likely end up being back-up.
That’s probably not what the West Ham goalkeeper would have in mind.
The Spaniard has a long of history of complaining about his lot at West Ham, but in December he sounded thrilled with Moyes: “With Bilic I saw everything very dark. He told me that Joe was going to be his number one and in the first three months, without playing in the league, I had a very bad time, I became frustrated.”
“The coach (Moyes) showed a lot of personality by giving me ownership.”
In October, Adrian had said: “If the situation continues, the market opens again in December and if not, in the summer.
“I have one year left, so we have to reach an agreement, because now I’m not happy.”
Then a few weeks later: “Now we start with a new coach and we’ll see what happens. I’m happy playing. If not, we would push a little more to go out in the winter market.”