Real Betis’ Adrian is expected to sign for the Hammers.
West Ham United are preparing to make their second signing of the close season by bringing in Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian, reports the Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old is expected to come in and act as current No.1 Jussi Jaaskelainen’s understudy, with the Fin in his 39th year.
Adrian broke into the Betis first team last season and the Spaniard played 32 of the La Liga side’s 38 league matches, helping them to seventh in the table.
The ‘keeper is thought to be arriving in London at some point this week to complete his medical and make the move to Upton Park.
Adrian has been criticised in the past for some calamitous behaviour in goal, but really established himself during the current campaign and even made one substitute appearance as an outfield player.
A Man of the Match performance earlier in the season against Real Madrid has also helped towards Espanyol and Getafe showing interest in the ‘keeper, but it seems east London is going to be his eventual destination.
Irons manager Sam Allardyce has also previously shown interest in former Rangers stopper Allan McGregor and Aston Villa veteran Shay Given, yet has plumped for Adrian due to the amount of interest in the duo.
By landing the Betis man Allardyce will secure his second new signing, with Romania captain Razvan Rat completing his move to the club on May 21.
West Ham are looking to further strengthen their squad after an impressive season back in the top flight following promotion from the Championship, which saw the Hammers end the campaign in 10th position.