West Ham United have completed the signing of Darren Randolph from Middlesbrough.
The 32-year-old has moved to East London for an undisclosed fee just two-and-a-half years after moving to the North East from the Hammers.
Randolph was expected to complete the move last week but the move stalled after West Ham had concerns over the goalkeeper’s medical results.
The stopper had been out of action for almost two months with a thigh injury, but those worries have now been subsided with the move officially completed.
Speaking to Middlesbrough’s official website about the move, Woodgate said: “Darren has been a great player for this football club. He is a terrific professional who wants to play in the Premier League, and this is an opportunity for him.
“We wish Darren the very best of luck for the future.”
The Republic Of Ireland international was a popular figure at the Riverside Stadium and so supporters are naturally disappointed with the decision to let one of their best players leave the club.
Here’s how supporters reacted on social media.
— reece walker (@reecewalker30) January 15, 2020
— Steven Daniels (@stedaniels1985) January 15, 2020
Good luck daz , thanks for everything ….proper keeper
— Lew Holmes (@BoroDaft_1876) January 15, 2020
Goodbye sweet prince
— Jack Clarke (@SouthernerJack) January 15, 2020
Unfortunate. But hopefully will help us in the long run and get the finances back on track!
— Alex Burnip (@alexburnip) January 15, 2020
Cheers Daz. All the best. pic.twitter.com/PnqjezTrh4
— Mark (@TableFootball) January 15, 2020
good luck to him and thanks for everything he’s done for us 🔴
— cw🦐 (@cjwebberr) January 15, 2020
How much attention have you paid to Middlesbrough this season? Let’s find out!
All the best Darren thanks for the service!
— Paul Robson (@Pablo_robbo) January 15, 2020