By Daniel Feliciano

25th Jan, 2023 | 11:45am

Darren Randolph set for Bournemouth medical after deal agreed for West Ham United exit - Sky Sports

West Ham have agreed a deal with Bournemouth for Darren Randolph, with the goalkeeper set for a medical on the south coast today according to Sky Sports.

The 35-year-old is into the final six months of his contract at the London Stadium and is currently third choice behind Lukasz Fabianski and Alphonse Areola.

But Bournemouth have now agreed to take over his contract at the Vitality Stadium, with the player on his way for a medical before signing a contract.

“Deal agreed! Darren Randolph is heading down to the south-coast for a medical after Bournemouth and West Ham agree a deal for the 35-year-old goalkeeper,” Sky Sports reports Mark McAdam wrote on his personal Twitter account (25 January).

“Randolph was out of contract in the summer and it’s understood Bournemouth have agreed to take over his current deal.”

Makes sense

West Ham didn’t need to make a big sale in this window and Randolph is a deal that makes sense, because it will have little to no effect on the squad.

Randolph hasn’t featured at all this season and with the club recalling a young goalkeeper back from his loan elsewhere to cover, the squad isn’t weakened at all and the player can go elsewhere to compete for a spot.

Neto and Mark Travers have hardly set the Premier League alight so far this season with Bournemouth battling against relegation too, and Randolph will bring plenty of experience to their squad.

It’s one of those deals that suits all parties and with West Ham not missing out on any fee but getting his wages off the books for an extra six months it works out well.

We’ll all wish him well and thanks for being part of the squad for the last few years, but there’ll be no heartfelt goodbyes from anyone at West Ham when this one gets confirmed.