By Pranav Shahaney

1st Aug, 2021 | 8:10am

West Ham Super Fans blast Randolph after transfer development

This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Ham Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around London Stadium. You can join in the discussion on our West Ham Zone Facebook page.


Darren Randolph is surplus to requirements at West Ham after the club signed Alphonse Areola, claim Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers insiders reported that the club will now be looking for potential destinations for the 34-year-old shot stopper.

They claim, however, it will be hard to do so, with only one month left before the window slam shuts and no suitors available for him thus far.

His contract at the London Stadium expires at the end of the 2023 season, but the club want him gone this summer as they expect to get some money from his sale.

It’s reported that Championship clubs could be in for his services.

On reading the news of him likely to be shown the door come the end of the season, Hammers fans took to Facebook to back the club’s decision of selling him.

Here’s what they said:

Pointless buy

We paid £4million to Middlesborough last year for cover to Lukasz Fabianski, and he’s proven to be a pointless buy.

Instead, we should’ve gone for someone younger who was willing to learn the ropes from our number one before eventually taking over from him.

Usually, clubs tend to keep veteran goalkeepers if they have a relatively younger first-choice number one, but our keeping contingent is pretty old and the signing of Brian Kinnear was a welcome addition.

Even though he goes straight to the U-23s, he’s got promise and has shown the potential to be our number one in the future – something Randolph never has and is likely to leave the club for the second time.

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