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.

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.