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David Moyes To Complete First West Ham

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West Ham have won the race for the Republic of Ireland international and he’s due for a medical this week ahead of a £4m switch.

Darren Randolph is set for a medical at West Ham after Middlesbrough agreed to sell the Republic of Ireland international for around £4m.

Randolph, 32, is keen to rejoin the Premier League club after a two-year spell there earlier in his career and will act as back-up to Lukasz Fabianski.

The Hammers made a new goalkeeper a priority this window after losing faith with much-criticised Spaniard Roberto, who has endured a difficult time at London Stadium.

Roberto will now be made available for transfer before the end of the month, with Randolph expected to become No 2 and David Martin reverting to third-choice keeper.

But Randolph will not be immediately available as he currently around ten days away from returning after a thigh injury.

Hammers boss David Moyes is still waiting to hear whether West Ham can agree a deal for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes.

The Hammers reportedly face competition from Everton to land the 20-year-old Portugal international on loan.

Asked if the deal was close to being completed, Moyes said: “I can’t tell you. Your question is very straight and I can’t say if it will happen.

“We would like to add to the squad except we need to get the right players.”

Moyes could also be in the market for a right-back after Ryan Fredericks was injured during the 2-0 FA Cup win at Gillingham.

Fredericks pulled up mid-sprint clutching his hamstring, with the club now waiting to discover the extent of the injury.

“I didn’t like the look of it,” admitted Moyes. “I couldn’t tell you if it's a strain or a bit more, it looked worse to me.”

Pablo Zabaleta replaced Fredericks and scored West Ham’s opening goal, his first for the club, except the Argentinian turns 35 next week and will struggle to play week in, week out.

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