Should Sunderland target West Ham's Darren Randolph if Pickford leaves?

West Ham United's Darren Randolph

The West Ham United goalkeeper could be a good signing for Sunderland this summer.

Sunderland manager David MoyesSunderland manager David Moyes

The Black Cats have endured a woeful Premier League campaign this season - one that has culminated in their relegation from the top flight, and one would imagine that David Moyes has an extremely tough job ahead of him this summer, if he is to guide his side back to the Premier League.

The problem for Moyes is that he is unlikely to be given substantial funds with which to strengthen his Sunderland squad, so he will have to be smart in his player recruitment.

One way for the Wearsiders to cumulate some serious cash will be by selling Jordan Pickford, with the Black Cats boss telling reporters that the club will consider offers for the 23-year-old, but only those in excess of £30 million, as quoted by BBC Sport.

If the young goalkeeper does leave the Stadium of Light this summer, Moyes will obviously have to bring in another number one, and a useful option for them would be Hammers stopper Darren Randolph.

The Republic of Ireland international has lost his place as West Ham's first-choice goalkeeper since his poor performance during the 2-2 draw with Sunderland in April.

West Ham United's Darren RandolphWest Ham United's Darren Randolph

He is under contract with the East London outfit for another three years, and will obviously still command a substantial transfer fee, but with the cash that the Black Cats would secure through the sale of Pickford, they would be more than capable of tempting the Hammers into selling their number two goalkeeper.

One potential stumbling block could be the difficulty in convincing Randolph to move to a Championship club, although the offer of regular first-team football would make the move seem more viable.

With the summer transfer window close to opening, this could be one to keep an eye on, especially if Jordan Pickford heads for the Stadium of Light exit door.

Sunderland's Jordan PickfordSunderland's Jordan Pickford

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