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Goalkeeper Adrian will be offered a new long-term contract at West Ham United over the summer, according to fansite Claret & Hugh.

The Spaniard has been in impressive form since winning back the number one jersey from England international Joe Hart.

And it seems his fine recent displays will be rewarded with a three-year deal, with the club retaining an option for a further two.

The news will doubtless be well received by the Hammers faithful, who have taken Adrian to their hearts since his arrival from Real Betis in the summer of 2013.

His first six months in East London saw him play second fiddle to veteran Jussi Jaaskelainen, but he broke into the starting XI in January 2014 and stayed there for the next two-and-a-half years.

Last term saw him share duties between the sticks with Irishman Darren Randolph, but it was the arrival of Hart on loan from Manchester City in July that many thought would signal the end of Adrian’s time with the Irons.

The former Premier League winner had found himself out of the picture at the Etihad Stadium under Pep Guardiola and the move to West Ham, after spending an indifferent year in Serie A with Torino, was designed to rehabilitate him in the eyes of the English public.

However, a string of shaky displays saw Adrian reinstated to the line-up and he has looked the more dependable option, with four wins and three clean sheets in his 10 appearances.

The 31-year-old’s obvious passion for the club and his ability to recover from setbacks has made him something of a cult hero amongst fans, who will be delighted to hear that he is set to extend his stay beyond his current deal, which runs out next summer.

Adrian recently told the club’s official website that he saw himself finishing his career in claret and blue; this news brings that dream one step closer.

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