Liverpool complete free transfer of former West Ham keeper Adrian to replace Simon Mignolet
- Liverpool have completed the signing of former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian
- Adrian left West Ham United in the summer after being released by club
- Liverpool need a new back-up to Alisson following Simon Mignolet’s departure
- Belgian keeper joined Club Bruges in a £6m deal with further add-ons
Liverpool have completed the signing of former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian following Simon Mignolet’s departure to Club Brugge.
Mignolet, the Belgium international, said his goodbyes to Liverpool’s squad at Wembley on Sunday night before heading to Luton Airport to take a private jet to Brussels.
The Reds confirmed Mignolet’s departure to Club Brugges on Monday after he agreed to a long-term deal with the Belgian side. He will make his debut in Champions League on Tuesday night.
Liverpool have completed the signing of former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian
Adrian will wear the No 13 shirt after signing on a free following his release from West Ham
The Spaniard smiles as he poses in a Liverpool kit following his switch on Monday afternoon
Adrian was signed on a free after being released by the Hammers earlier this summer.
The Spaniard had been scheduled to have talks with Real Valladolid on Monday about a permanent move.
However, the opportunity to join Liverpool has proven attractive and has now completed the deal.
Adrian told the club’s website: ‘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.’
Simon Mignolet gives two thumbs up as Club Brugge confirm they have signed the goalkeeper
Liverpool took Andy Lonergan, the former Middlesbrough and Preston goalkeeper, on their pre-season tour to the United States but he was never considered for a long-term role.
Mignolet played an important role day-to-day in terms of putting pressure on Alisson and his team-mates recognise that Mignolet has never allowed his standards to drop or mood to change. He never hid his ambition to be a consistent No 1 again and the offer from Bruges was too good to reject.
Liverpool had been in negotiations with the Belgians during the past week and are likely to receive a fee in the region of £6million, with add-ons, for the 31-year-old.