West Ham United have signed Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph on a three-and-a-half-year-deal as confirmed on their official website.
The 32-year-old joins the Hammers for an undisclosed fee from Boro and rejoins his old club whom he left in 2017 to move to the Riverside.
Randolph has been in impressive form during his time at Middlesbrough and was voted into the EFL Championship PFA Team of the Year and Middlesbrough’s Player of the Year in 2019.
There had been recent speculation surrounding issues with Randolph’s medical at West Ham but these have now been ironed out and he will join up with David Moyes’ men.
Upon his return to his former club, Randolph said: “I’m delighted to be back at West Ham United. I had two great years at the club previously and still have a lot of friends here, so I had no hesitation in coming back.”
“West Ham is a massive club, with fantastic supporters and an excellent squad of players. It’s a great challenge for me and I am really looking forward to working with the goalkeepers here and helping the team in any way I can.”
“I’d like to thank everyone at Middlesbrough – the management, staff, players and fans – for their support. I had a great time there and wish them all the very best for the rest of the season.”
“This opportunity was simply too good to turn down, though. It’s a great feeling to be back in the Premier League with such a fantastic club, and I can’t wait to get started.”
West Ham had been looking for a new goalkeeper since the start of the transfer window with injuries to Lukasz Fabianski and doubts surrounding the capabilities of back-up choice keepers Roberto and David Martin.