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DONE DEAL: Darren Randolph 'delighted to be back at West Ham'

West Ham United have signed Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph from Championship side Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £4m.

The 32-year-old made 42 appearances for the Hammers between 2015 and 2017, before moving to Boro in a £5m deal.

He rejoins the London Stadium side on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

"I had no hesitation in coming back," Randolph said.

"This opportunity was simply too good to turn down.

"I'm delighted to be back at West Ham United. I had two great years at the Club previously and still have a lot of friends here, so I had no hesitation in coming back. West Ham is a massive club, with fantastic supporters and an excellent squad of players.

“It's a great challenge for me and I am really looking forward to working with the goalkeepers here and helping the team in any way I can.

“I'd like to thank everyone at Middlesbrough – the management, staff, players and fans – for their support. I had a great time there and wish them all the very best for the rest of the season.

“This opportunity was simply too good to turn down, though. It's a great feeling to be back in the Premier League with such a fantastic club, and I can't wait to get started."

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