Liverpool have signed former West Ham and Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian on an initial two-year deal, and his former club has wished him well.
The Reds were in the market for a replacement backup goalkeeper after Simon Mignolet moved back to his homeland and signed a long-term contract with Club Brugge.
Adrian wasn’t retained by the Hammers at the end of his contract, but has bags of experience having spent six years with the London club.
The Spaniard worked his way through Real Betis’ youth ranks before earning himself a transfer the Premier League in 2013.
The La Liga club has wished their former player well after his latest move was announced which shows the level of respect he warrants.
Hey, @LFC! 👋
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) August 5, 2019
A number of Betis fans were in the replies wishing that the new signing had opted for a move back to his boyhood club, but can respect joining the European Champions has too much appeal.
The Spaniard said that he’s happy and ambitious.
“I’m feeling really happy; really happy to be here and to work in this great club and start doing my stuff on the pitch as soon as possible,” he told the club’s official site.
“I’m very ambitious, I come here to try to win everything, to try to push Ali from the first minute and to make us better.
“Obviously I want to win titles. I come here to fight for all the competitions. We have many competitions ahead – we’re going to fight for it and try to get them.
“I’m looking forward to playing my first game at Anfield and to win as many games as we can.”
Adrian will serve as an experienced backup to Alisson Becker – and we definitely could do worse. Before we signed Loris Karius, I was hoping we’d make a move for the former West Ham stopper.