Middlesbrough FC transfer rumours: Fresh Darren Randolph reports plus winger links resurface

West Ham appear to be closing in on a move for Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph, with one report claiming a deal could be struck in the next 48 hours.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 9:58 am
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph has been sidelined with a thigh injury since November.
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph has been sidelined with a thigh injury since November.

The Republic of Ireland international has been sidelined with a thigh injury since the end of November, yet speculation surrounding his future has been constant.

Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate has been coy on the topic, stating that Randolph remains a Middlesbrough player.

Yet according to the Athletic, the Hammers will re-sign the 32-year-old for a fee in the region of £4million this week.

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Randolph joined Boro from West Ham for £5million in the summer of 2017 and has been a key player for the Teessiders since the switch.

Championship clubs eye up Jack Clarke

Another player who could be on the move is Tottenham winger Jack Clarke.

The 19-year-old was recently recalled from a loan spell at Leeds due to his lack of game time and is expected to move again this month.

Boro have previously been linked with the teenager and, according to TeamTalk, several Championship clubs are interested.

Nottingham Forest, Derby, Millwall and Preston have all been credited with interest in Clarke who joined Spurs from Leeds for a reported £10million in the summer.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was recently asked about Clarke and said: "The structure will be to look for another loan where he can play.

“In this half-season, he was not playing much and the objective of a loan is for the players to play.

"A loan without minutes is a frustration loan.”