ExWHUemployee has provided yet another update on the ongoing saga of Darren Randolph’s proposed move to West Ham, suggesting that the club are hopeful of getting the deal over the line by Monday.

The Hammers have real problems in the goalkeeping department.

Their form nose-dived when Lukasz Fabianski suffered a serious injury in September. Roberto and David Martin are clearly not good enough to serve as deputies for the Pole.

And it seems as though West Ham have identified Middlesbrough’s Randolph as the ideal solution to that particular problem.

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The Guardian reported a couple of days ago that the Hammers had agreed a £4 million fee with Boro for the 42-capped Republic of Ireland international.

ExWHUemployee recently claimed that West Ham wouldn’t even have to pay that much, because the Teesside outfit still owe them money from when they brought the goalkeeper to the Riverside in 2017.

The reliable Hammers insider claimed yesterday that Randolph had failed his first medical, however:


Club still hopeful of getting deal done

Ex then suggested late last night that it may not be until Monday now before the deal to sign the Irishman is wrapped up:

Whilst Randolph will not be the most glamorous of signings, he is certainly the kind of addition that West Ham need, even if it’s just for the short-term.

The 32-year-old will provide stronger competition for Fabianski, and is an undisputed upgrade on Roberto and Martin.

It seems like a no-brainer for the Hammers, if the Boro stopper is fit enough to play, of course.

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