By Dominic Toner
West Ham supporters have expressed their delight on Twitter after goalkeeper Darren Randolph signed a new four-year contract with the club.
The Republic of Ireland international agreed a new deal on Sunday, the Hammers announced on their website, and he will be with the club for their first season in the Olympic Stadium.
The Daily Echo reported that the goalkeeper was a potential transfer target for Southampton in this window but he has now committed his future to the Londoners.
The news of the popular Randolph prolonging his stay at West Ham was greeted with excitement by Hammers fans on Twitter.
— Jason (@jasontheo1969) July 31, 2016
— Matt Nash 父 (@MattNash93) July 31, 2016
Buzzing @RandzOfficial has signed a new four year deal!
— Cal (@CallumHunt_) July 31, 2016
@RandzOfficial Nice one COYI
— Dave mckay (@Sarahmckay39) July 31, 2016
Can’t believe @RandzOfficial signed another 4 year deal, what a hero ❤️
— Brasier (@Tom_Brasier) July 31, 2016
Pleased Darren Randolph has signed a new contract at West Ham
— Sheryl Bone (@sheryl_bone) July 31, 2016
— SLADE (@srslade) July 31, 2016
— ⚒Adrian Smith⚒ (@adiesmith64) July 31, 2016
Dont rule out Darren Randolph being West Ham’s number 1 this year ??
— Jason O’Connor (@Jayoconnor8) July 31, 2016
@RandzOfficial gongrats on your new 4 year deal, once a hammer always a hammer ⚒⚒⚒ coy!
— DAVID GRAY (@beadlebong) July 31, 2016
The experienced goalkeeper only joined the east London side last summer, where he was limited to just 15 appearances in all competitions last season.
He has previously played for a long list of clubs including his former side Birmingham and Scottish outfit Motherwell.
The 29-year-old started all four of the Republic of Ireland’s matches at this summer’s European Championships after he was called up to Martin O’Neill’s squad.
Randolph will now compete with current number one Adrian to start in goal for the Hammers next season.
In other West Ham team news, Harry Redknapp believes that the club can reach the top four with Dimitri Payet.