EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey
Liverpool have agreed to sign Adrian on a free transfer after West Ham baulked at his wage demands earlier in the summer, Football Insider can reveal.
The Hammers allowed the Spanish goalkeeper to leave at the end of June after discussions over a contract extension ground to a halt.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Adrian, 32, wanted a new deal on the same £50,000-a-week terms as the one that expired this summer.
The Hammers refused as they felt it was too much to pay for a deputy keeper after Adrian had lost the number one shirt to 2018 signing Lukasz Fabianski.
Liverpool have taken advantage of Adrian’s availability to snap him up on a two-year deal today that includes the option of a third year.
The Champions League holders had no issues with the proven Premier League campaigner’s wage demands and believe he represents good value given his experience and pedigree.
Adrian played 150 times for the Hammers across six seasons following his arrival from Real Betis in the summer of 2013.
The 6ft 3in keeper has also played in the Spanish top flight before he moved to England.
In other Liverpool news, Football Insider can reveal that the club have accepted a bid for a player who’s ‘absolutely blown Klopp away in training’.