ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are keen on signing Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph and Stoke City stopper Jack Butland in January, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday December 18th).

The Hammers have real problems between the sticks.

They have been in free fall since Lukasz Fabianski suffered an injury at the end of September. Roberto is clearly not good enough to be involved with the West Ham squad. Whilst the jury is still out on David Martin.

The east London outfit definitely need to sign a top-class backup for Fabianski.

And Randolph or Butland would be ideal for the job.

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Darren Randolph (Photo By Ben McShane/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

90Min claimed last week that the Hammers want to re-sign the 32-year-old stopper from Boro.


90Min also suggested that Stoke’s Butland is a target for West Ham.

The 26-year-old Potters ace would cost around £20 million, according to the Daily Mail.

And ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham are looking at both goalkeepers, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday December 18th):

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“They have definitely approached Randolph. He has confirmed that to people that I know. And Butland, I’ve spoken about him before. Stoke are massively struggling at the moment. They are going to try and get a decent transfer fee for him, but we could negotiate on that.”

Out of the two players, Butland would arguably be the better option. At 26, he could be Fabianski’s eventual successor, and let us not forget that at one time he was England’s number one.

Whatever happens, West Ham need a new goalkeeper. And quite frankly, anyone would be better than Roberto.

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