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Report: Hammers signing looks on

Middlesbrough boss Jonathon Woodgate appears to believe that Darren Randolph’s switch to West Ham remains on.

With the two clubs having agreed a £4 million move for the stopper, the move remains on hold for now whilst the former Hammers keeper recover full fitness.

But he Boro boss remains confident the deal will finally be pushed through sometime soon when he addressed the media after his team were beaten in the third round FA Cup replay at Spurs last night.

The Hammers have been linked with various other keepers including Cardiff’s Neil Etheridge over recent days and that still remains on the back burner.

But Woodgate – quoted in the Hartlepool Mail – claims Randolph could soon be back at the London Stadium for his second spell at the club.

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Giving an update he said: “Darren? Maybe the next 24 hours we’ll find out more. I don’t think it’s too far away to be honest, so let’s see.”

Randolph has a similar injury to the one suffered by Lukasz Fabianski who is expected to be out for the next couple of games.

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9 comments on “Report: Hammers signing looks on

  1. Why take an injured player, surely you have to factor in a relapse, as per Fabianski.
    I can only see Middlesborough still owe us 4 million, so we get him without paying any money?
    Sad owners. 🙁

  2. One transfer at a time.

    We are the most single threaded club around.

    We need at least one midfielder a right back and forward.

  3. Surely we need a fit keeper signed now before the weekend with Fab out for at least two weeks, and with a midweek fixture next week that will be 3 games.
    Pay the money and get Etheridge .

  4. Randolph is a good keeper and he’ll be needed in the coming relegation fight as Fabianski is ageing and sadly getting more injury-prone. Getting Randolph back could be season-defining. The club has half a dozen very good players, otherwise there are gaps. Awful owners, we all know that. But at least they’ve now clocked the importance of a decent back-up keeper in our backs-to-the-wall situation. Very sad to hear Karren Brady talking, after 10 years, about blips and learning from mistakes, like some contestant on the Apprentice. They should all have stuck to publishing.

  5. Not to worry, the smoke signals suggest that Wilshere should be ready in a couple of weeks and will be like a “new signing”, that is unless he injures himself jumping in and out of washing machines!!

  6. Half the window gone as of today

    achieved – zero
    spent – zero

  7. Just sign the Cardiff keeper, proper no 2 and only 29. Forget Randolph not at the same level as Etheridge and I see us linked to the Fulham keeper this morning, probably the worse keeper in the championship. It is becoming farcical imo and even though the owners have been brilliant for the club, I believe the time has come for them to go as we need to make important signings.

  8. Another transfer window sailing by and no sign of any players we desperately need …you always hope that somehow there will be some good news or our board starts putting decent bids in but its always just seems to be doom and gloom, ..for a club that gets 60 k every other week at home you would think that things would be more positive but it never is ..it really is heartbreaking as it just seems to be season after season of problems..

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