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West Ham given timescale in which to complete key deal



Jonathan Woodgate has hit out at Darren Randolph’s prolonged medical with West Ham, calling it ‘the longest I’ve ever known in history’.

The 32-year-old appeared to be on the cusp of completing a move to East London last week when he travelled down to complete the formalities of a move.

However after having concerns over his recent injury, the move has since been delayed.

The Teessiders are frustrated by the lack of update, leaving Woodgate to comment in his latest press conference.

As quoted by Teesside Live, he said: “The situation is with Darren is it’s the longest medical I’ve ever known in history and I’ve had a few medicals myself and, believe it or not, I’ve passed a few.

“But this is unbelievable really, let’s see what happens over the next 48 hours.”

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Since then Randolph has returned to training with Middlesbrough and will travel with the squad for their London double-header this week against Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.

While a move seems likely to be done, it’s still a possibility that the stopper could stay with Middlesbrough, something which Woodgate says he’d have no concerns over.

He said: “Darren’s a professional. Look what he’s done for the football club, he’s been an outstanding keeper for us so he’ll be professional. He’ll be fine.”

The verdict

The situation regarding Darren Randolph’s future is bound to be unsettling for all involved.

A move still looks likely to be done with the 32-year-old reportedly fit to return to action, meaning that it’s an anxious wait to see what happens next.

Randolph and both clubs will be keen to get a decision made on his future, and the hope will no doubt be to know either way this week.

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