Randolph's comments show why he's a perfect signing for West Ham

West Ham United have confirmed that Darren Randolph will join them officially on July 1.

Darren Randolph has explained on West Ham’s website that it’s been a long journey for him to get back into the Premier League.

The 23-year-old has been confirmed as a new signing at the club and he’ll sign when he becomes a free agent following his release from Championship side Birmingham City.

The Hammers have wasted no time in providing some competition for current number one Adrian and Randolph’s comments show why he could turn out to be a superb signing by the club.

“I started at Charlton when I was 16 and left when I was 23. It has been a long journey to try get back to the Premier League and a great achievement to be able to do so,” he said.

“It is where players all around the world would like to be.”

West Ham currently don’t have a first team manager but the new boss coming in needs to try and play on Randolph’s determination to succeed after that long journey.

The next manager can use that to create a serious challenge for Adrian in training, to keep the current number one on his toes.

If it becomes clear that his position is under real threat if he makes a mistake, he will tighten up even further and carry that little bit of extra concentration into each game.

However, Adrian was arguably one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League last season and it would be a major surprise if he doesn’t start in the first team when the next campaign gets underway in August.

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