West Ham keeper Darren Randolph backs Dundalk's Richie Towell for Premier League move

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The former Celtic midfielder has been in incredible form this year.

Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell is certainly the most wanted man in Ireland right now.

A former Celtic youngster the Irishman went back to his homeland with Dundalk in 2013. A former Ireland Under-21 international, he is yet to make his mark for the senior side and a move to England might just be the key to making it into the Ireland national set-up.

He was linked with an unlikely move to West Ham by the Leagueofireland in the summer but one Hammer thinks a move to England is the right course of action for the player.

Darren Randolph, who joined West Ham from Birmingham City this summer, told The42 this week:

"I think I’ve played at every level: Conference, League One, League Two, Championship. There’s definitely a step up in each division, whether it be physical or skill-wise.

"Some players adapt quicker than others, it can take time. But it’s a good test of yourself to see where you are compared with everyone else. The higher up you go, you get to see where you are against the best."

Towell has certainly demonstrated his ability this season. The midfielder has mustered an immense 27 goals in 38 games from midfield, helping his side win the Irish Premier Division and FA Cup this year.

Randolph himself knows something of making it up the football ladder. Towell's compatriot has played at the likes of Welling United and Hereford United in his career but is now Ireland's incumbent number one and plays for one of the Premier League's top clubs.

Towell would certainly hope for a similar career trajectory.

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