'It's true' - Liverpool man wants La Liga transfer but conversation about staying not ruled out

Adrián and Mohamed Salah share a laugh during a Liverpool training session.
Adrián during a Liverpool training session. -Credit:Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrián has confirmed his intentions to leave the Reds this summer and move back to Spain after 11 years in England. He previously played in the Premier League with West Ham United, who he left in 2019.

Now 37, Adrián, alongside Joël Matip and Thiago Alcântara, is out of contract this summer. Via Muchodeporte, he outlined: "I would like to return to La Liga after 11 seasons in the Premier League. It would be the end of a cycle. But I’m still ready to compete. I feel very good despite being 37.

"You know that goalkeepers, if you take good care of yourself, if you haven’t had any serious injuries lately and you’re fine, the daily training gives you that intensity that makes you compete. I think I have a long time left and it’s true that I would like to return to La Liga. It has to be a nice, interesting project."

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Adrián hasn't completely ruled out an extension at Liverpool, however. He added: "I haven’t sat down with Liverpool yet either. I don’t rule out that we could have a conversation, but it is true that we will be looking out of the corner of our eye to see what happens in La Liga."

There will be a big shake-up in the Liverpool goalkeeping department this summer as the end-of-season and end-of-an-era changes begin. John Achterberg is leaving and fellow goalkeeping coach Jack Robinson is going to join him in finding a new challenge. Alisson Becker is drawing interest from Saudi Arabia but Liverpool will have no interest in letting him go.

There has been ongoing speculation in the background about Caoimhín Kelleher for some time, though it remains to be seen if he will push for an exit. While he has played around half of the matches this season because of Alisson's injury, the Irish stopper might want more of a guarantee of regular minutes. says: Adrián is a popular figure around the club and it would be no bad thing to keep him around. At his age, though, and without him having been anywhere near getting a game for Liverpool for some time, the Spaniard heading back to his homeland makes a lot of sense. If he does go back to La Liga, no one would begrudge him that.