Pundit baffled as Moyes pulls plug on Randolph move from West Ham to Aston Villa
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Frank McAvennie is baffled as to why players are happy to sit around not playing with Darren Randolph no longer set to join Aston Villa from West Ham.
Speaking on Sky Sports News’ Transfer Show on Wednesday [12 January, 05:26pm], journalist Dharmesh Sheth reported that David Moyes had pulled the plug on a deal that took the 34-year-old goalkeeper to Villa Park.
Sheth reported that Moyes wants to keep the Ireland international and has instead offered him a new deal at the London Stadium.
It is understood that Steven Gerrard was keen to make Randolph his second-choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season but that deal is now dead in the water.
McAvennie would’ve been happy for Randolph to join Aston Villa but is confused by the goalkeeper’s willingness to stay around when he’s third-choice at the London Stadium.
Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “I’ve got no problem [with Randolph leaving] and you can probably guess, I can’t understand why people want to sit and take the money and not have a game.
“It makes no sense to me.
“Randolph has got to play and if he goes to Aston Villa and still play in the Premier League then fair play to him.”
Lukasz Fabianski and Alphonse Areola are both ahead of Randolph in the pecking order at the club, meaning that ex-Birmingham goalkeeper hasn’t played a single game this season.
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