• Goalkeeper spoke to IBTimes UK following the goaless draw against Arsenal.
  • Spaniard has resumed the number one role in the past three games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.
  • Newcastle and Crystal Palace had been linked with his services since the summer transfer window.

West Ham United new number one Adrian has put an end to the transfer speculation linking him with a January move away from the club after claiming that he is only focused on helping the Hammers to avoid the relegation.

The 30-year-old stopper's future at the London Stadium already came under question in the summer after former manager Slaven Bilic brought Joe Hart on loan from Manchester City to be his number one.

Adrian admitted during a recent interview with Marca that Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Deportivo la Coruna sounded out his availability over a loan deal then but the club urged him to stay following Darren Randolph's departure.

The Spaniard's frustration increased in the opening part of the season with Slaven Bilic still sticking with Hart despite the West Ham poor's started to the season.

However, the situation has changed drastically after the former Real Betis goalkeeper regained the number one role in the last three games.

Adrian started against Manchester City due to Hart being unavailability against his parent side and made the most of the opportunity to continue in the goal in the next two games against Chelsea and Arsenal.

He couldn't avoid his side's defeat against the leaders but was crucial to securing a 1-0 victory over Chelsea before getting a clean sheet in the goalless draw with the Gunners.

"The season didn't begin as I would have liked. Joe's arrival made my chances to start more difficult, but I am a professional and I knew by working hard that I would have my opportunity. I had it in the [Carabao] Cup, we beat Tottenham and we went through with a good performance. With the arrival of the new manager, I knew that sooner or later I was going to have another chance," Adrian told IBTimes UK following the stalemate against Arsenal.

"The game against City was tough but I think I showed a good level of performance. And in the following two games I kept a clean sheet against Chelsea and Arsenal. It's not bad at all."

The speculation over his future has resurfaced with Newcastle and Palace still on the hunt for a new 'keeper ahead of the January transfer window.

Adrian impressed against Manchester Ciry despite the Hammers fell to a late 2-1 defeat. Getty

But a move in winter looks unlikely with Adrian claiming that won't think about his future until the summer.

"It is clear that things have changed," the keeper added following renewed links with Newcastle and Palace. "Now I'm playing and I'm happy. The beginning of the season was not ideal for me but now I'm playing games and showing a good level. The manager continues to give me his confidence and I will try to repay him on the pitch. The situation has changed and we will see what happens at the end of the season. Maybe we'll sit down and look at the future,"

"My contract was set to expire in the summer but the club had a clause to extend it for two more years. The club exercised it so I still have this season and another one. But, regardless, in the summer we will have to clarify their plans for the goalkeepers position ahead of next season. But for now I'm focused on this season, on making the most of my opportunities to help the team to get out the relegation zone."

The resurrection of Adrian's career at West Ham has also coincided with that of his own team in the Premier League.

The 'keeper admits that David Moyes' arrival has been decisive but he believes that the Hammers now need to keep up the good run ahead of a busy run of fixtures which will start with a visit to Stoke City.

"We didn't start the season well and that's why we are in this situation, but there has been a turning point after these past few games. Against City we did well despite the defeat, we got a great win against Chelsea and today we got a good point. Now it's time to take a step forward, get a win against Stoke and get out of the relegation zone," the West Ham keeper added.

"When a new manager arrives, everyone shapes up. Everyone was going to have opportunities and he has been honest with all of us. If a player does well on the pitch, they will keep their place. He is focusing on working the basics, improving the defence, not conceding goals and then in attack we have players who can create danger to the opposition. We had to stop that bad streak of conceding so many goals.

"A draw against Arsenal is a positive result. We tried to win the game because it's what we need, but it was positive. I'm also happy when we keep a clean sheet but I would have been happier if Chicharito had scored that goal in the final minutes. It was a shame it didn't go in, but I am happy. I have returned to the starting line-up, I have played against some of the most difficult teams and we have done well. The team has helped me a lot."

Adrian has impressed since recovering the number 1 role at West Ham. Getty