West Ham fans got some great news before the Sunderland game as it was announced that Adrian has signed a new contract.
The Spanish goalkeeper has been popular with the fans and is clearly one of the best we’ve had in that position over the last 10 years. I’m glad the club have been able to agree a deal that will mean he will be our number one going into the new stadium next summer. A good goalkeeper can be worth an extra five or 10 goals per season and I’m sure Adrian has helped with our good start to the campaign.
While we’ve been excited about our recent transfers it has been just as important to keep the best players we already have. Too oft en West Ham have been a selling club but the likes of this deal, and securing the long-term future of Winston Reid last winter, show things could be about to change. We could look back at this as a big moment.