Writing for football.london, journalist and West Ham United correspondent Tom Clark has suggested that goalkeeper Darren Randolph is now the ‘most likely’ player to leave in January.
The Lowdown: Moyes overhaul…
As four new senior West Ham summer signings in Alphonse Areola, Nikola Vlasic, Alex Kral and Kurt Zouma get introduced into the squad, there were few in the way of outgoings during the last summer transfer window.
Indeed, Felipe Anderson parted company and returned to former club Lazio while Fabian Balbuena left the club on a free transfer.
Since then, youngsters have gone out on loan and former club favourite Winston Reid has departed after West Ham agreed to mutually terminate his deal (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: More exits in January?
As explained by Clark, West Ham may need to free up more squad space, especially if they wish to finally sign a striker as back up for Michail Antonio.
Writing for football.london, the Hammers reporter says back up keeper Randolph is now ‘the most likely player to leave West Ham in January’ – even over the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko.
Dropping to third choice with manager David Moyes not requiring his services, the presence of both Lukasz Fabianski and Areola has ensured Randolph hasn’t played a single minute this season.
The Verdict: Time to go…
We believe parting company with the 34-year-old is certainly best for all parties, especially considering David Martin could easily fill Randolph’s spot as third-choice shot stopper.
The 50-cap Republic of Ireland international will arguably need to move away from east London to regain his spot under Stephen Kenny, so it benefits the player as well.
Contracted until 2023, West Ham and GSB could also recuperate a small fee for him.
In other news: West Ham could now sign ‘big’ £25.2m-rated striker open to London move, find out more here.
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