COMMENT by Will Butcher
Newcastle must go all out to beat bitter rivals Middlesbrough in an attempt to sign West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph this summer.
West Ham are likely to be willing to allow the Ireland international to leave the London Stadium after they completed the season-long loan signing of Manchester City stopper Joe Hart on Tuesday afternoon.
Bleacher report transfer expert Dean Jones revealed on his personal Twitter account that Garry Monk’s Boro have had a £3.5million bid rejected for Randolph, and that could see the Toon steal in.
Hearing that West Ham rejected a £3.5m bid from Middlesbrough for keeper Darren Randolph
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) July 19, 2017
Newcastle have made two signings this summer in defender Florian Lejeune from La Liga outfit Eibar, as well as a permanent deal for Christian Atsu but are expected to increase that number in the near future.
Football Insider believes the Toon should continue their summer spending spree by bringing Randolph to the north east as they look to avoid an instant return to the Championship come May 2018.
Here are three reasons why, including a transfer merry-go-round that could work in Newcastle’s favour: