Birmingham braced for interest, but Darren Randolph open to extension

Birmingham City would not stand in Darren Randolph's way if Premier League interest is shown, but he has opened the door to contract extension talks.

Darren Randolph has told the Birmingham Mail that he would be willing to extend his contract at Birmingham City.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper will see his current deal expire at the end of the season.

That has led to speculation regarding his future, with Gary Rowett stating in December that he would not stand in Randolph’s way if Premier League interest was shown in his services.

The Irishman has, however, revealed that he is in no rush to leave St Andrew’s.

He is enjoying life as number one in the Midlands and admits tentative discussions have been held regarding fresh terms.

Randolph told the Birmingham Mail: “Gary came to me and we are still in talks about it now. I am just playing the football and waiting to speak to him again about the future. I am certainly open to the idea of staying at Birmingham, definitely. I have said that to him as well.

“I feel the last two seasons we have had the same core of players. Everyone gets on, we have got a good team spirit, it’s just fun to come into work every day. We have got a good bunch of lads.

“I am happy here at the minute and like I said I just want to be part of this team in the direction that it’s going.”

  SavesPunchesTotal High ClaimAccurate Goal KicksTotal Keeper SweeperAppearancesMins Played
Darren Randolph 89 27 32 83 16 25 2,242

Randolph joined Birmingham as a free agent in the summer of 2013.

He was an ever-present for them in the Championship last season and has missed just one league game this term.

A step up in class may be tempting, with international ambitions taken into account, but the importance of regular game time in surroundings where he feels comfortable must also be taken into account.

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