Revealed: Update on West Ham bid to sign Randolph amid late-night development
West Ham are awaiting the results of a second medical before proceeding with a deal to sign Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough, Football Insider can reveal.
The Republic of Ireland international’s move to the London Stadium has been delayed amid fears his thigh injury may require surgery.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Randolph has undergone a second medical and the results of that are expected today.
The Premier League club have identified Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic as an alternative if the deal for his fellow 32-year-old collapses.
Calls took place last night over the viability of a deal for the 6ft 5in Begovic, who has returned to the Premier League club after spending the first half of the campaign on loan at Azerbaijani side Qarabag.
Nevertheless, West Ham remain hopeful they can still sign Randolph, who is their first choice to provide competition and cover for Lukasz Fabianski.
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The Hammers want to sign a keeper who is experienced and proven in the Premier League.
Randolph fits the bill and has already represented the club 42 times during a two-year spell before his 2017 transfer to Boro.
Football Insider broke the news last Friday that West Ham were set to increase their initial £2million bid for the goalkeeper to secure an early-window deal.
A fee of more than £3million was agreed at the start of this week and the goalkeeper agreed personal terms before undergoing a medical.
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