West Ham boss provides Darren Randolph update as defender reacts to loan move

West Ham boss David Moyes remains hopeful that Darren Randolph will sign for the club from Middlesbrough.

Saturday, 11th January 2020, 9:08 am
Updated Saturday, 11th January 2020, 9:17 am
West Ham boss David Moyes remains hopeful the club can sign Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough.
West Ham boss David Moyes remains hopeful the club can sign Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough.

The Republic of Ireland international, 32, was expected to complete his move to the London Stadium this week, but the transfer has been delayed due to issues with his medical.

West Ham are desperately trying to sign a new goalkeeper to act as backup for first-choice stopper Lukasz Fabianski.

The situation became more urgent on Friday night after Fabianski was forced off with a hamstring injury during a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United.

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When asked if the Randolph deal is close, Moyes told Sky Sports: “I’m not sure we’re just waiting on a small injury he had improving.

“Hopefully that will improve soon.”

Defender reacts to loan move

One player who has completed a move away from the Riverside is defender Marc Bola.

The 22-year-old rejoined former side Blackpool on loan until the end of the season and is looking forward to gaining more game time.

“It feels very good to be back,” Bola told Blackpool’s official website.

“I’ve been welcomed by my team-mates and the staff and I can’t wait to get back playing now. I’m looking to pick up from where I left off and play as many games as I can to help the team get into the Championship.

"Once I heard of the interest, it was an easy decision to make. Speaking to the manager and knowing the club inside out, it was a no-brainer for me to come back.”