With Crystal Palace known to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer, West Ham stopper Adrian may have just jumped in front of others in the queue thanks to his activity on Twitter.
Whilst the Spaniard may have lost his regular starting place to Darren Randolph last term, he was clearly approaching this pre-season campaign with a renewed sense of optimism but after the club made a huge fuss over the arrival of England man Joe Hart earlier this week, Adrian snapped, aiming a hugely pointed dig at chairman David Sullivan via the medium of Twitter.
I’m sure plenty of football fans, both partial and neutral, will look at Adrian’s actions and feel as though he’s overstepped a mark but to me, it simply shows the man’s desire to succeed in claret and blue. Undoubtedly frustrated to have lost his place in the side, Adrian allowed his emotions to get the better of him following the fawning reaction the club made over Hart’s arrival at The London Stadium; it was understandable, given the fact that the England man’s presence has all but signed Adrian’s figurative death warrant with the Hammers.
Obviously, having been linked with a move for Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen for a number of weeks, the prospect of bringing in Adrian will come as a bit of an anti-climax to some but when faced with the thought of Wayne Hennessey retaining his place in between the sticks for another full season, I certainly wouldn’t be complaining too loudly.
At the time of writing, we have little way of knowing if it’s a deal the club are actively pursuing but the more I think about a move for the Spanish stopper, the more it makes sense.