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West Ham fans react as goalkeeper Darren Randolph rejoins the club from Middlesbrough

(Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

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West Ham fans react as goalkeeper Darren Randolph rejoins the club from Middlesbrough

Randolph left the east London club in 2017 but has made a comeback.

West Ham have confirmed that Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Darren Randolph has returned to the club from Championship outfit Middlesbrough.

Randolph departed in 2017 but David Moyes has brought the stopper back to east London amid a goalkeeping injury crisis and the awful form of Roberto.

The Irishman told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to be back. I had two great years previously and still have a lot of friends here, so I had no hesitation coming back.

“West Ham is a massive club, with fantastic supporters and an excellent squad of players.

“It’s a great challenge for me and I am really looking forward to working with the goalkeepers here and helping the team in any way I can.

“This opportunity was simply too good to turn down. It’s a great feeling to be back in the Premier League with such a fantastic club, and I can’t wait to get started.”

(Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

But there are plenty of Hammers fans on Twitter who did not share Randolph’s enthusiasm at all.

Randolph has been brought back to the club because Lukasz Fabianski is embarking on his second spell on the sidelines already this season and Roberto has proved unable to deputise.

But Randolph has not played for Boro since November and his move back to the club was delayed because of concerns over his fitness.

Although the Hammers seem to be satisfied that he is fit enough to come in and make an impact, some supporters on Twitter are not convinced.

They wanted to see far more movement in the current window than an ageing former goalkeeper returning to the club.

 

 

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