Championship side Middlesbrough have this afternoon confirmed the signing of West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph on a 4-year-contract.
Randolph, prior to his stint with West Ham, had lined out for the likes of Charlton Athletic, Motherwell and Birmingham City over the course of his 13-year career to date.
The 30-year-old has also firmly established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for the Republic of Ireland.
However, despite having impressed during a run of Premier League starts last season, the Irishman has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Olympic Stadium following the arrival of Joe Hart on loan from Manchester City.
Spanish ‘keeper Adrian also remains on the books at West Ham, meaning first-team opportunities would likely have been extremely limited for Randolph had he stayed in the English capital next season.
On the move
As a result, the seasoned veteran has put pen-to-paper on a 4-year deal with Middlesbrough, who have set their sights on an immediate return to the Premier League having been relegated last season.
Boro made the move official on their website and across the club’s social media channels this afternoon:
#Boro are delighted to confirm the £5m signing of Darren Randolph! ✍️🔴⚪️
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) July 22, 2017