David Gold says West Ham star Adrian could make Spain Euro 2016 squad

Adrian

The Spanish stopper has some fierce competition for the role.

One of West Ham's star performers during their excellent start to the new season has been goalkeeper Adrian.

He may have received a red card earlier in the campaign but has certainly proved himself as one of the league's top shot-stoppers since.

His recent performance against Manchester City was particularly impressive and if he continues to perform at this level he gives West Ham the perfect platform on which to build a great campaign under Slaven Bilic.

One man believes it might even see him do something else. West Ham co-chairman David Gold has been writing for the official West Ham website this week and he had some bold claims to make about Adrian.

Gold stated:

"I am thrilled that the Club were able to announce that fans favourite Adrian has signed a new contract to stay with us.

"We are showing that we want to keep our best players and he is an exceptional goalkeeper.

"He would probably get into any other European national team, but Spain are blessed with quality keepers.

"However, if he keeps performing the way he has so far this season, he stands every chance of getting a late call-up for the Euro Finals."

That would certainly be a massive achievement from the 28-year-old, whom West Ham signed from Real Betis in 2013.

Spain look set to be taking Iker Casillas and David De Gea to France 2016 regardless, they look like being the nation's number one and two. But the third spot is open. Pepe Reina's barren year at Bayern and Victor Valdes' current situation at Manchester United seemingly rules the veterans out leaving Adrian in battle with Sergio Rico of Sevilla, Sergio Asenjo of Villarreal and Kiko Casilla of Real Madrid for a place in the Spain squad this summer

Stranger things have most certainly happened.

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