Middlesbrough could be set for a busy January as interest in a number of their stars begins to mount.
A number of players are out of contract at the end of the season, and with little sign of progress in negotiations the Teessiders may be fielding calls for some of those men.
However it’s one of Jonathan Woodgate’s star performers who is taking the headlines at the moment.
Reports over the weekend have suggested that West Ham have made contact with the Championship about goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
The 32-year-old is regarded as one of the best stoppers in the second tier, and according to 90min.com, he’s a player who could be on the move in January.
However according to the latest reports, Middlesbrough won’t be selling him on the cheap.
The Northern Echo have suggested that while the club will consider offers for the goalkeeper, he is still an important part of the team.
They said: “Randolph’s experience and quality, though, is something that Middlesbrough are not in a rush to lose.
“The reality is that head coach Jonathan Woodgate and the financial decision makers at the club would consider offers if it suited the club.
Middlesbrough are well aware that Randolph can play at a higher level and his thinking will also be important ahead of a January when Woodgate hopes to strengthen his squad with little money to spend.
“He is believed to be targeting numerous loan deals as things stand.”
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It’s no surprise that Darren Randolph is attracting interest.
The goalkeeper is regarded as one of Middlesbrough’s best players, and given their current position in the Championship it’s hard to argue that the 32-year-old should be playing at a higher level.
The focus for the Teessiders will now be on getting a good deal for the player.