Randolph Ends Second Spell With Hammers

With five days left before the January transfer window closes, West Ham United boss David Moyes has allowed another senior member of his squad to leave the club, as it was announced earlier today that Darren Randolph has signed an 18-month contract with AFC Bournemouth after completing his medical.

Much like Pierre Ekwah Elimby’s move to Sky Bet Championship outfit Sunderland on Monday, there was little speculation surrounding the former Charlton Athletic, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough stopper’s future in East London. Having said that, he had just six months left on his current deal.

The Irishman became the first signing after David Moyes returned to the club on 29 December 2020 in order to provide cover for both Łukasz Fabiański and David Martin, following the departure of Roberto Jiménez Gago.

Randolph has found his opportunities extremely limited since returning to the club just over two years ago and has only featured on the bench. Occasionally though, he has been named in the matchday squad for a number of the club’s European matches as a second substitute goalkeeper.

It remains to be seen whether the 35-year-old can force his way into Gary O’Neill’s squad at the vitality Stadium, all whether he will be used as backup to both Mark Travers and Neto.

Who knows whether there will be any last minute business completed in Stratford? If there are any developments, then this site will have all the details.