By Harry Sykes
Newcastle will be offered West Ham’s Darren Randolph if the Hammers loan deal for Manchester City stopper Joe Hart goes through, according to a report.
The Chronicle claims that Benitez is still after a stopper for their Premier League return, and will be given the option of West Ham and ROI keeper Randolph if Hart joins.
This comes after Jason Burt, Chief Football Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, posted a tweet on Thursday saying, “West Ham confident they will soon have a deal to sign Joe Hart”.
West Ham confident they will soon have a deal to sign Joe Hart on a season-long loan. Big signing for them
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) July 13, 2017
SkyBet have the odds of Hart joining West Ham as short as 1/10 now, which means they think it’s extremely likely to happen.
The Chronicle claim that the Hammers would be signing Hart on an initial loan deal, with the possibility of a permanent move later.
West Ham will reportedly pay 50% of Hart’s £100k-a-week wages and will look to offload Randolph.
Randolph, who has 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland and is the current number one for his country would be expected to lose his West Ham place if Hart joins.
And that could lead to a move up north to join Benitez, who is desperate for a new keeper after missing out on Man City’s Willy Caballero, who joined Chelsea.
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