By Aramide Oladipo
West Ham United have accepted a bid from Middlesborough to sell goalkeeper Darren Randolph during the summer transfer window, it has been confirmed.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 21, 2017
The 30-year-old is set to undergo a medical and hold discussions about personal terms with Middlesborough on Saturday.
The Championship side have seen goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Victor Valdez leave the Riverside Stadium this summer and Randolph would be a welcome addition to the squad as they look to secure promotion back to the top flight next season.
Randolph was unlikely to enjoy many minutes with West Ham next season after they completed the signing of England international goalkeeper Joe Hart on a loan deal.
The goalkeeper has already experienced playing in the second-tier of English football following spells with Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic during the early stages of his career.
Randolph has made a total of 93 appearances in the Championship and he has helped secure 19 clean sheets in the process.
The goalkeeper has spent two seasons with the East London club but he has struggled to hold down a regular place as the number one choice.
The shot-stopper enjoyed his best campaign with the Hammers in terms of matches played last season, making a total of 27 appearances and keeping six clean sheets in all competitions.
Football Insider Verdict
This is a very good piece of business for both parties. Randolph is at a stage in his career where he needs to be playing football on a regular basis and this would not have been the case next season with Joe Hart’s arrival. Middlesborough is a good club for the Republic of Ireland international as they will surely be competing for an automatic promotion spot in the upcoming campaign. The Hammers will surely receive good money for the goalkeeper which they could potentially use to bolster the squad this summer.
In other West Ham news, one of the Hammers’ Premier League rivals is plotting a move for this first-team player.