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Reports: Darren Randolph Set For Transfer To Another Premier League Club

Reports: Darren Randolph Set For Transfer To Another Premier League Club

Darren Randolph could be offered a reprieve should West Ham United sign Joe Hart, as expected.

Man City goalkeeper Hart is unwanted by Pep Guardiola after a having an underwhelming season on loan at Serie side Torino, and thus could be on his way to the London Stadium for another loan spell away from Eastlands.

That would put an end to any hopes Randolph had of regaining his spot in the Hammers starting line-up, which he held onto for most of last season before relinquishing it back to Spanish stopper Adrian.

With the World Cup on the horizon, the Wicklow man needs to be playing first team football in order to be considered Martin O'Neill's number one, should Ireland qualify for Russia next summer.

Now it looks as if Rafael Benitez could be Randolph's saviour, as the Newcastle Chronicle reports this morning that his services have been offered to the Magpies.

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss has been on the lookout for a new goalie this summer, having sent Tim Krul out on loan to Ajax and AZ Alkmaar last season. The Spaniard failed in his attempts to sign one of either Man City's Willy Caballero or Napoli's Pepe Reina, and has set his sights on the Irishman.

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Lee Ryder also reports that Benitez wants to keep Rob Elliot in the squad and instead sell Karl Darlow, who played in nets during their run to promotion in the Championship in 2016/17.

Darren Randolph will have to move away from the English capital despite the fact that manager Slaven Bilic said back in March that he didn't want to sell the keeper, but the powers that be at West Ham seemingly have other ideas.

Read: "I Knew It Was So Wrong" - David Forde On The Drinking Culture In The Ireland Squad

 

Ste McGovern
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