Liverpool are poised to sign former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian on a free transfer, according to multiple reports in the English media. The Spaniard has been without a club since leaving the Hammers at the end of June.
The Reds have moved quickly to find a replacement for Simon Mignolet, who is set to return to Belgium with Club Brugge. The Merseyside club agreed a €7m fee (plus €2m in add-ons) to sell the 31-year-old yesterday.
On Twitter, there was a mixed reaction among fans over whether Adrian is a capable backup to Alisson:
Better goalie than Simon…. Good signing
— Tishen (@TD_Tishen) 5 August 2019
Bring back Karius!
— SR: Cloud Six (@KloppsReign) 5 August 2019
Happy as. Mignolet, great professional, great lad. Not the required level for Liverpool and never was really.
— Al Maguire 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@AlanMagu1re) 5 August 2019
At least it’s an upgrade
— Mind Your Personal Finance (@TBK4ITT) 5 August 2019
Decent back up to Allison to be fair
— shway (@iamshuaibk) 5 August 2019
Still better than mignolet and karius combined.
— C (@sisenorbobby) 5 August 2019
Not an upgrade on Mignolet but on the bright side … he is free
— Shayan Obaid (@ScouserSamar) 5 August 2019
Not bad 😊😝
— 𝙏𝙤𝙣𝙞 (@ImT0ni) 5 August 2019
Great pick up!!
— Louis Lee (@louiskklee) 5 August 2019
Cheap and cheerful it seems this summer 🤦♀️
— nai9 (@ianoreg) 5 August 2019
Adrian was West Ham’s first-choice goalkeeper for a number of years but he was relegated to number two following the arrival of Lukasz Fabianski at the London Stadium last summer.
He does have a fair amount of experience of playing in the Premier League, though, having made 125 appearances in the English top-flight since arriving in the country.