As per reliable club insider ExWHUemployee, as shared by The West Ham Way, it appears that Darren Randolph may be on the way out of the London Stadium, with a replacement already being eyed.
The Lowdown: Randolph surplus…
The goalkeeper has started just 11 games in all competitions since the beginning of 2019/20, and with his contract not set to expire until 2023, now may be the right time to offload him.
Randolph, an experienced Republic of Ireland international with 50 caps, has been pushed down further down the pecking order with the summer arrival of Paris-Saint Germain ‘keeper Alphonse Areola on loan.
As a result, the 34-year-old hasn’t featured at all in this campaign, with Ex sharing the latest on his future.
The Latest: Insider makes Randolph exit claim…
As per the club insider’s sources, via The West Ham Way, Randolph is now ‘likely’ to leave in January, and it is believed that West Ham will look into signing West Brom’s Sam Johnstone at the end of the season.
The Baggies ‘keeper, who could come as a replacement for Randolph, is expected to leave on a free transfer with his contract expiring in 2022, but the Hammers face stiff competition from Newcastle to get a deal done.
The Verdict: Time to go?
News of Johnstone being eyed and Randolph potentially leaving should certainly indicate that Moyes is shuffling his goalkeeping options. They could also feasibly decide to take up the option to sign Areola on a permanent deal as the 58-year-old is left with a key decision on who to add to his roster.
One thing is for certain, though – Randolph should move on to pastures new and enjoy the last few years of his career getting plenty of game-time. His exit from the London Stadium would suit all parties as West Ham look to make more room in their squad for incomings.
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