Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian lifted the lid of his reasons behind leaving West Ham last summer, when speaking exclusively to BBC Sport, and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to his comments.
The 33-year-old joined the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2013, after his contract had expired with Real Betis.
And he quickly established himself as a fan favourite in east London.
Adrian made 150 appearances for the Hammers, conceding 215 goals and keeping 43 clean sheets in the process.
His time at the London Stadium ended in the summer of 2019, however, when he joined Liverpool on a free transfer.
And the Spaniard explained why he left the Hammers for the Merseyside club, when speaking exclusively to BBC Sport:
Failing to tie Adrian down to a new long-term deal now looks like a costly error from West Ham. Had they kept him, perhaps they wouldn’t be in the dire situation that they currently find themselves in.
And who can really blame the 33-year-old for sealing a dream switch to Anfield?
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to their former player’s comments…
Made the right move
— Dazza Gibbo (@DazzaGibbo8) February 13, 2020
Think he made the right move, anything got to better than playing for West Ham. One of the reason we have a lot of overpaid second rate players the good ones would rather play second fiddle at a good team rather than play regularly at West Ham
— colin denwood (@CJDenwood) February 13, 2020
Gonna get a championship medal for playing a few games for liverpool, plus keep a bench warm until needed for stupid amounts of money. Fair play to him I say
— Steve (@49whufc_smh) February 13, 2020
So pleased this guy made the right decision. @HearPeteRoar look at what he has achieved since.
— Finn MacLean (@FinnMacLean) February 13, 2020
Yes we should have paid more to keep him. Most of the time he was OK
— Charlie Hughes (@Charlie59124923) February 13, 2020
Would take this guy back in a heartbeat. Top professional and a half decent keeper. Once a hammer always a hammer! ⚒ and glad he went to a decent club too.
— GSBOUT (@GSBOUT1) February 12, 2020
He was treated like crap. Unforgivable way to treat a top man/top pro. He loved the fans/West Ham as a fan’s club, but the repulsive hierarchy have no class.are full of disrespect for anybody who isn’t a crook and parasite like they are. Idiotic decision. Happy for the guy now.
— 🇩🇪 DEPtones (@DEPtones) February 12, 2020
love this guy, totally get why he left
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) February 13, 2020