Middlesbrough Confirm Agreement With West Ham for Signing of Darren Randolph Subject to Medical
Middlesbrough have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with West Ham for goalkeeper Darren Randolph subject to a medical and personal terms.
The Republic of Ireland international will travel to Rockliffe Park on Saturday with the intention of completing the final stages of the move, moving on from the London Stadium after the arrival of Joe Hart on a season-long loan.
The deal to take the 30-year-old stopper to the Riverside is expected to be worth somewhere in the region of £4.5m, as the newly relegated side look to bounce straight back under the new management of ex-Leeds boss Garry Monk.
Randolph will become the sixth signing for Monk's side if and when he completes his move, following Jonny Howson, Cyrus Christie, Martin Braithwaite, Connor Roberts (on loan), and Britt Assombalonga (for a club record £15m).
The club released an unusual statement this week clarifying their transfer dealings, aimed specifically at one local news outlet's reports on Assombalonga's move from Nottingham Forest.
It read: "MFC would like to clarify that contrary to reports in Tuesday’s Teesside Gazette, the club’s new record signing Britt Assombalonga was a £15m transfer and not £14m as reported.
"We can also further state that the wage figures suggested in reports by the Gazette are wide of the mark. We can confirm that the club works within the strict parameters of our wage structure and all our playing staff are inside a bracket that falls way below the figures reported.
"Furthermore, the same report states the club paid Atalanta £10.8m for the services of Marten de Roon last summer when, in reality, the club paid a transfer fee of £8.8m with a further £900,000 on the player making 30 appearances. As a club, we are keen to ensure our fans receive the correct information and facts rather than read misinformation from outside sources."