Darren Randolph is likely to leave West Ham United in January according to club insider ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers re-signed the 34-year-old goalkeeper in January 2020 for around £4 million after letting him go for a similar fee two years previously (The Guardian).
Randolph served mostly as a backup for Lukasz Fabianski and played in the odd cup competition.
David Moyes brought in Alphonse Areola from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, however, and the 50-capped Republic of Ireland international has subsequently been demoted to third-choice stopper.
Ex claims West Ham man is set for January exit
The Hammers are so well-covered in the goalkeeping department at the London Stadium.
David Moyes has Fabianski and Areola competing for the number one spot.
We have talented youngsters Nathan Trott, Joseph Anang and Krisztian Hegyi coming through the ranks.
Moyes even has David Martin to call upon in an emergency!
And ExWHUemployee reckons that Darren Randolph’s time with West Ham could be coming to an end:
“Darren Randolph is likely to leave this January.”
If we manage to get some kind of fee for Randolph in January, moving him on will be an absolute no-brainer.
His contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2023, so there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to recoup at least half the fee we paid for him just under two years ago.
Randolph has been a decent servant for West Ham but a January exit for the Irishman is probably the ideal solution for all parties involved.
And if he does end up leaving, we wish him well in his future endeavours.