In mid October, Adrian spoke to the Spanish media about his West Ham situation, and made it very clear he’d be considering an exit from the club.
Pushed into second choice by Joe Hart, Adrian clearly wasn’t happy with his lot, and told Marca: “The coach isn’t giving me much ball, although my data for the last four seasons is there and I will continue fighting.
“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.”
Adrian added that he still has hopes of a recall to the Spain squad, which sounded rather optimistic. If it hadn’t been Hart replacing Adrian this season then there’s every chance it would have been someone else, the goalkeeper’s performances for West Ham hadn’t made his position unquestionable.
Now, with Slaven Bilic out and David Moyes in, Adrian has been speaking again, quoted by Mundo Deportivo as saying: “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.”
The 30 year old was also asked about interest from Real Betis last summer, and confirmed it: “There was interest and they asked about my situation, but West Ham weren’t up for talking.”
Several Spanish clubs have been linked with Adrian in recent years, like Joel Robles at Everton, and it seems every time they find out how much a deal would cost, in terms of fee and wages, they back away sharpishly.