According to a report from Teamtalk, Middlesbrough are ‘desperate’ to sell Darren Randolph to West Ham as they look to ease their Financial Fair Play concerns.
90Min claimed yesterday that the Hammers are interested in re-signing the 32-year-old.
West Ham sold Randolph to Boro in the summer of 2017 for around £5 million, according to BBC Sport.
And he has impressed at the Riverside, keeping 39 clean sheets in 112 appearances for the Teesside outfit.
Whilst Randolph has been putting in some excellent displays for Middlesbrough, West Ham have had all sorts of problems in the goalkeeping department.
Since Lukasz Fabianski has been out injured, the Hammers have been in free-fall.
Roberto has firmly established himself as the laughing stock of the Premier League, and David Martin is clearly not of Premier League quality.
So signing Randolph would undoubtedly strengthen West Ham’s goalkeeping department, although it would be far from an inspirational addition.
Fabianski is 35 in April, so the Hammers should surely be looking at a younger goalkeeper – someone who will be the Pole’s long-term successor.
Signing Randolph just seems like somewhat of a sideways step, although it would definitely help solve what is a real problem position for West Ham in the short-term.