Newcastle ‘ready to move for Adrian with Spaniard keen to leave West Ham’

Newcastle ‘ready to move for Adrian with Spaniard keen to leave West Ham’

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is targeting a deal to sign goalkeeper Adrian from West Ham with the Spaniard keen to leave the London Stadium.

The Magpies are eager to bolster their goalkeeping options ahead of the new Premier League season and have identified the 30-year-old as a key target, according to Sky Sports.

West Ham exercised an option to extend the Spanish stopper’s contract at the club by a further two years earlier in the summer, but then went on to sign Joe Hart on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

How Darren Randolph compared last season to Adrian and Joe Hart.

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic expressed his desire to keep Adrian, despite the arrival of the England international at the London Stadium, and even went as far as suggesting that he would be willing to hand him another improved new contract in a bid to convince him to stay.

West Ham have already sold their other goalkeeper Darren Randolph to Middlesbrough for £5m, and the report suggests the east Londoners would only consider sanctioning a sale of Adrian if they can secure a replacement is brought in before the end of the transfer window.

Adrian kept six clean sheets in the Premier League last season

Adrian lost his starting place to Randolph last November but gained it back at the end of the campaign. Overall the Spaniard made 16 Premier League showings last season, but faces a tough fight to make more in the coming year.

Adrian averaged 3.13 saves per Premier League match last season