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West Ham are making a smart decision by keeping Adrian at the club this summer

West Ham are making a smart decision by keeping Adrian at the club this summer

Having made a tonne of signings this summer, naturally, some departures are expected at West Ham before the transfer window closes.

And a player who is being linked with a move away from the London Stadium is goalkeeper Adrian.

However, Manuel Pellegrini could be about to offer the Spaniard a lifeline.

The Breakdown

One of West Ham’s additions this transfer window has been shot-stopper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City.

With Joe Hart failing to impress while on loan in east London last season, West Ham opted against signing the England international on a permanent basis and have moved for Fabianski instead.

The arrival of Fabianski as the club’s new potential No.1 has seen Adrian’s future become uncertain but, according to Claret & Hugh, Pellegrini has reassured his Spanish goalkeeper that he will get an opportunity to fight for his place.

Given how Hart’s loan spell at the club went, Pellegrini is wise not to discard £4.3m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Adrian so quickly.

The 31-year-old did a good job when he came into the side for the underperforming Manchester City man.

And while Fabianski has shown how good of a shot-stopper he is, the Poland international can make very costly errors, so it is important for Pellegrini to have a good alternative to the former Swansea No.1.

And in Adrian, the West Ham boss has that.

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