'I am not happy' - West Ham senior player open to January exit, slams Bilic for decisions
By Danny Wright
West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has revealed that he is “not happy” with his situation at the club and is open an exit in January after falling down the pecking order.
Adrian, 30, has failed to make a Premier League appearance since Joe Hart arrived on loan from Manchester City and his only game-time has so far come in the League Cup.
Hart hasn’t had the best starts to life at the London Stadium, and senior player Adrian has made it clear that manager Slaven Bilic is making the wrong decision by standing by the England international even though he is available.
“If the situation continues like it is then I will be looking at the market,” he told Radio Marca, as quoted on the English version of the Marca website.
“I am not happy at the moment as I am not having the chances that I deserve on the pitch.
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“The possibility also to play for the national team when you are not playing also disappears.
“The coach is not giving me much of a chance this year but the statistics speak for themselves. All I can do is fight to get out of this situation where I don’t want to be any longer.”
Adrian has been unhappy with his situation at the London Stadium ever since David Sullivan claimed that Hart was the “best” goalkeeper he has ever worked with, and took to Twitter to blast the club co-owner for his comments.
Darren Randolph left West Ham in the summer as Bilic ended up with three senior goalkeepers in his side, and although Spaniard Adrian was linked with an exit for most of the transfer window, he remained on the Hammers’ books.
Adrian has made 125 appearances for the East London side since joining them from Real Betis in 2013 and has largely been the No 1 choice between the sticks until recently.
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