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Ex claims West Ham could move for Begovic or Etheridge if second Randolph bid fails
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Ex claims West Ham could move for Begovic or Etheridge if second Randolph bid fails

According to ExWHUemployee, West Ham will make another bid for Middlesbrough stopper Darren Randolph, and if that fails, they will move for either Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge or Bournemouth’s Asmir Begovic.

Sky Sports claimed last night that the Hammers had an undisclosed bid for the 32-year-old goalkeeper rejected by Boro.

The 42-capped Republic of Ireland international left West Ham for Middlesbrough in the summer of 2017 for around £5 million, according to BBC Sport.

And it is clear that selling Randolph was a mistake.

Darren Randolph (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

During Lukasz Fabianski’s absence, Roberto filled in and was a total disaster. How the Hammers could have done with someone like the Middlesbrough goalkeeper to deputise for the Pole.

It seems as though West Ham are moving to address that issue, however.

The Sun claims that the Hammers want Cardiff stopper Etheridge. Whilst Sky Sports suggests that the east London outfit have been offered the chance to sign Asmir Begovic.

And ExWHUemployee has claimed that if a second bid for Randolph fails, West Ham see both the aforementioned goalkeepers as alternatives to the Irishman:

Randolph, Etheridge and Begovic would all be upgrades on Roberto and David Martin. But they are hardly the glamorous type of signings that West Ham fans want.

It is clear that the Hammers’ owners are not prepared to spend big on a backup goalkeeper.

And if that is the case, Randolph, Etheridge and Begovic would all be decent options for them.