According to a report from the Northern Echo, Middlesbrough will not sell Darren Randolph to West Ham on the cheap.

90Min claimed last week that the Hammers are keen to re-sign the 32-year-old stopper.

West Ham sold the 42-capped Republic of Ireland international to Boro in the summer of 2017 for a fee believed to be worth £5 million, according to BBC Sport.

And that is now looking like a huge mistake.

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The Hammers have had all sorts of problems in the goalkeeping department this season.

Lukasz Fabianski has been out injured since September, and West Ham have really suffered as a consequence.

 

Roberto has been a complete and utter disaster, and third-choice stopper David Martin is now manning the sticks.

Had the Hammers kept Randolph around, they surely would not be in the mess that they are currently in.

The Northern Echo claims that the Irishman is unlikely to want to go back to West Ham and play second fiddle to Fabianski, however.

So as things stand, a return to east London seems like an unlikely one for Randolph.

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