Adrian signs new contract

West Ham United are delighted to confirm that Adrian has signed a new two-year contract with the Club, with the option of a further two-years.

The Spanish goalkeeper has become a firm fans’ favourite at the Boleyn Ground following his move from Real Betis back in June 2013 and few could forget his memorable winning penalty that helped the Hammers beat Everton in the FA Cup last season.

Adrian has now put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him in east London until 2017, with the Club having the option to extend the stay for a further two years.

The 28-year-old has once again showed this season why he is rated so highly with some outstanding performances.

Adrian was one of the star performers as West Ham recorded a memorable victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The talented keeper says he is thrilled to pledge his long-term future to the Club and is relishing the chance to play at the new Stadium next summer.

Adrian said: “This is a proud moment for myself, my family and friends and I am really happy to have signed my second contract with the Club. I feel really happy for the Club and the fans.

“I never imagined this kind of relationship with the fans. I spent 16-years at Real Betis and it was difficult to leave  your home.

“But from the moment I arrived in London the West Ham fans had a special relationship with me.

“For me this is a really good moment and I just want to enjoy it. This is my third season here and I want to stay here for a long time.

“Next season is really important for the Club. I have enjoyed playing at Upton Park and I want to enjoy playing in the new Stadium. It is a big step for the Club and I am really excited about this moment.”

Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, more commonly known as Adrian, is an imposing 6'3 shot stopper who spent virtually his entire career with his hometown club Real Betis , enjoying an outstanding 2012/13 season in the Spanish top flight.

His performances did not go unnoticed and West Ham acted quickly to secure his signature in the summer of 2013.

Adrian faced a battle to get into the side when he first arrived as Jussi Jaaskelainen was the first-choice keeper.

He made his debut against Cheltenham in the Capital One Cup as Ricardo Vaz Te and Ravel Morrison helped the Hammers secure a 2-1 victory.

Adrian waited patiently for his chance but he finally made his breakthrough into the team when he made his Premier League debut against Manchester United at Old Trafford in December 2013 and has established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper ever since.