Randolph signs new West Ham deal

Darren Randolph has signed a new contract with West Ham United.

Randolph signs new West Ham deal
Above: Mark Randolph in action for West Ham | Photo: Sly Sports

West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph has signed a new four-year deal with the Hammers.

Happy to sign on the dotted line

Randolph only joined the side back in in 2015, after his Birmingham City contract had expired.

However the Irishman impressed many, with the 16 appearances for the Hammers last season, and with the Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016 tournament.

The 29-year-old will be at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park until 2021, and Randolph shared his delight at signing the new deal.

Randolph told whufc.com that he feels he's  "had a good first year at West Ham" before adding that "this is another positive thing to happen to me at the end of a good first season and a good summer with Ireland." 

He went on to admit “it has gone better than I could have ever expected at West Ham since I joined last summer."

He continued: "I spoke to the manager and I know we both have the opportunity to work towards that No1 position" which he said is "part of the reason I was happy to sign a new contract."

Randolph concluded: “It is good to know I have the manager’s backing and it certainly helps my confidence to know he believes in what I can do.”

Above: Andy Carroll in action West Ham's 2-1 defear to NK Domazle | Photo: Reuters
Above: Andy Carroll in action West Ham's 2-1 defeat to NK Domazle | Photo: Reuters

Christening the new stadium

It is set to be a historic season for the Hammers, with the club set to take part in their opening game at the new stadium on Thursday.

Stakes will be high already, having already lost 2-1  to NK Domazle in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier, and Randolph is looking forward to getting to play in new surroundings.

He said: “Everyone wants to get back on the pitch as soon as possible and put things right after what happened in Slovenia" and reiterated "we all want to get the win we need to get through and we have the chance to do that on Thursday night."

West Ham United will host NK Domzale at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Thursday, August 4 with kick-off at 7:45pm BST.