While injuries have troubled the Englishman’s Hammers’ career since he arrived from Liverpool, a lack of regular first-team football has forced the Spaniard out.
Given the superb form of Lukasz Fabianski, Adrian couldn’t make a Premier League appearance in 2018-19, seeing action in only the F.A and League Cups games.
The 32-year-old wasn’t keen on signing an extension, and co-chairman David Gold has revealed that his desperation to play first-team football meant West Ham couldn’t offer him one.
Desperate to play first team football. dg https://t.co/neQgVz2cfF
— David Gold (@davidgold) May 30, 2019
Adrian arrived at West Ham from Real Betis in the summer of 2013 as a free agent, establishing himself as the first-choice the following season and playing all 38 League games in 2014-15.
He was also a regular the following campaign, but had to share goalkeeping duties with Darren Randolph and Joe Hart in 2016-17 and 2017-18 respectively.
Fabianski proved too perfect for manager Manuel Pellegrini to drop this term, and Adrian will now leave West Ham after 150 first-team appearances across all competitions.