West Ham pick up Adrian

West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian on a Bosman deal.

The Premier League side have confirmed that the 26-year-old will sign a three-year deal with them on July 1, once his contract at the Benito Villamarin comes to an end.

Adrian had spent most of the 2012-13 campaign in contract renewal talks with Betis, but failed to find an agreement and will leave after 16 years at his local club.

“I am extremely happy and ecstatic to have joined such a legendary and historical club in both London and in England,” Adrian told West Ham’s official website in the statement confirming his deal.

“I am really looking forward to being able to kick-off my career in the best League in the world with West Ham.

“I started off my career as a ten-year-old and have been there all of my life. I came through the ranks and I made my first-team debut in the sixth League game of last season against Malaga and was an ever-present since.

“For me, the icing on the cake was helping the team to qualify for the Europa League in, like West Ham, our first season back in the top flight after we had spent three years in the Segunda Division.

“Achieving this qualification was a massive farewell gift for the Betis fans.”

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