Date: 9th December 2019 at 8:00am
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West Ham are indeed keen on bringing back to the club, according to Claret & Hugh.

A report from 90min on Sunday suggested that had opened talks with Middlesbrough over the 39 cap Republic of Ireland stopper, who left east London for £5 million in 2017.

Responding to that piece, a club source confirmed this to , adding that “the club see him as the perfect back-up keeper and given the Boro’s position, he could easily be up for a move back to the Hammers.”

OPINION

It’s very clear at this stage that West Ham need a new goalkeeper. Lukasz Fabianski will be back to fitness soon, of course, but beyond him, Roberto has been a disaster since signing over the summer, and David Martin, for all of the fairytales and recent heroics, doesn’t really feel like a long term solution to a problem that has almost singlehandedly derailed the Hammers’ season. , even though he is 32, does. The Irish stopper has averaged 2.9 saves per game in each of his last two seasons with Middlesbrough, as per Whoscored, and has been a wonderfully consistent performer regardless of what has been thrown at him. Things aren’t going too great on Teeside this term, and relegation to is a real option. The report from Claret & Hugh suggests that Randolph is on around £30,000-a-week, and if that is the case then he will have to be offloaded should Boro make that drop down. In that instance, the Irons could get a bargain.