Playing in the Europa League next season will mean we’ll need to make several signings to ensure we’ve got the strength in depth to cope.
And despite not yet having a manager at the club, the board are still busy looking for players to come in over the summer.
Today David Sullivan’s son, Jack, confirmed on Twitter that we’ve signed Darren Randolph from Birmingham City, with the club expected to officially announce the Republic of Ireland international’s arrival a little later today.
It’s believed Randolph has been brought in as back up to Adrian now that Jussi Jaaseklainen has left the club, and he’ll no doubt be called upon in the cup matches.
Here’s how the fans reacted to the news that Darren Randolph is West Ham’s first summer signing…
Randolph has signed for #whu. Look at the West Ham website later today for more info.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) May 30, 2015
Good to see most are happy with Randolph as the back up keeper. Who's next? A big one in 2/3 weeks according to Sullivan
— Hammers Chat (@hammers_chat) May 30, 2015
Happy to see a strong back up goalkeeper come in after losing Jussi. Welcome to Upton Park, Darren Randolph. #COYI
— Dan Springate (@DCSpringate) May 30, 2015
Randolph is decent back up, only play cup games and maybe Europa league
— Jack Hobson (@HammersHobson) May 30, 2015
Having said that, pleased with the signing of Darren Randolph. Will be good #2 to Adrian. Was always my go-to keeper transfer in older FMs.
— Mike Atkins (@MikeAtkns) May 30, 2015
Never heard of Randolph before. Hopefully he's a decent keeper that will play Europa League games. We basically need two squads.
— West Ham COYI (@TheHammers_) May 30, 2015
— Dan Marks (@SirArthurIndeed) May 30, 2015
randolph what a game changer
— WHUFC cal (@claretatheart) May 30, 2015
Darren Randolph is a more than adequate keeper, watched him his his early days at Charlton and when he returned with Birmingham this season.
— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) May 30, 2015
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