New twist emerges in Randolph transfer to West Ham United

New twist emerges in Randolph transfer to West Ham United

West Ham United are said to be weighing up a decision on whether to sign Middlesbrough stopper Darren Randolph.

The Hammers had agreed on a deal with Boro last week for the player but recent developments could hamper the move.

According to club insiders, West Ham are waiting for the results of a second medical to determine the next step. Randolph is currently out with a niggling injury and has not played since November.

This has become more pertinent as West Ham's first-choice keeper, Lukasz Fabianski, sustained a recurrence of the hip injury that kept him out for 3 months on Friday night in the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United.

It is understood that the Randolph had agreed personal terms with the Hammers last week.

If Randolph passes the latest medical, West Ham United could announce the transfer as early as Monday evening. The transfer will then see Boro move for St Gallen goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic as suitable backup to Aynsley Pears and Tomas Mejias.

The worry for West Ham is that the injury could be worse than initially thought and the club could move to alternative targets. Bournemouth stopper Asmir Begovic has been touted as a potential replacement with the Bosnian international recently returning from a loan spell at Qarabag FK.

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