By Alex Beard

8th Jan, 2020 | 12:49pm

Report: Second medical scheduled due to injury issue for potential West Ham signing

The wait for a January transfer continues to roll on for the beleaguered West Ham United supporters, despite a couple of deals appearing to be in the pipeline.

The Hammers faithful have become used to disappointment in the transfer market, however, so there will be few raised eyebrows in east London at the moment.

Yet a deal to bring former goalkeeper Darren Randolph back to the club did look like it was nearing completion.

However, reliable Hammers news source Claret & Hugh reported on Tuesday that the Middlesbrough ‘keeper would have to have another medical scan on Wednesday.

That’s because the Republic of Ireland international is thought to currently be injured with the exact same thigh problem which has plagued Hammers stoppers Lukasz Fabianski and David Martin this season.

The 32-year-old’s issue isn’t thought to be as severe as the one which cost Fabianski two months, and so he will be checked again on Wednesday.

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The east London outfit are still hopeful of tying up a £4million deal for the Boro man, as they look to secure a quality back-up to the Pole.

West Ham Zone’s View

It’s crucial that the Irons bring in a new ‘keeper this month, but if Randolph is injured with any sort of severity then they need to move on.

Luckily it sounds like it’s not a major problem. This second scan will hopefully reveal whether this is a short or long-term issue, and from there the Hammers can either proceed or not.

If it’s just a small injury then they should go ahead with the deal, because they need someone better than Roberto backing up Fabianski, that’s for sure.

In other West Ham news, the east London club are thought to be gearing up to make a move for a prolific striker.