West Ham co-owner’s son reveals Darren Randolph as first summer signing

The Hammers have completed the signing of Darren Randolph from Birmingham City.

West Ham United have completed their first signing of the summer, the capture of goalkeeper Darren Randolph from Birmingham City.

The 28-year-old shot-stopper will sign on a free transfer after rejecting a new deal at St Andrew's, with the chance of Premier League football with the Hammers clearly too good to turn down.

The son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, Jack Sullivan, confirmed the news for fans via his Twitter account earlier today.

The move for the goalkeeper is not a surprising one, given they were being linked with a move for him at the beginning of the month by the Daily Mirror.

Randolph, who has previously had spells with Charlton Athletic and Motherwell before his move to Birmingham in 2013, has been a consistent performer for the Blues and a mainstay in their side. He also has two caps for the Republic of Ireland.

He is likely being brought in to provide competition for number one Adrian, who himself has had an impressive season, with previous number two Jussi Jaaskelainen having been one of several players released by the club earlier in the week.  

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