The longest medical in history!

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Middlesbrough manager Jonathon Woodgate has indicated that West Ham's bid to resign goalkeeper Darren Randolph is still on the cards - despite the goalkeeper having, in his words, undergone "the longest medical in history".

Randolph's return to Stratford has been placed on hold whilst the 32-year-old goalkeeper recovers from injury, after a medical examination left West Ham's with some doubt regarding his overall fitness.

But Woodgate is confident the deal will eventually be completed, with the two clubs having agreed a fee in the region of £4million for the Irish international.

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And he suggested that there is likely to be some news - either positive or negative - by the end of play on Wednesday.

"Maybe the next 24 hours we'll find out more," he said following Middlesbrough's FA Cup defeat at Tottenham. "I don't think it's too far away to be honest, so let's see.

"He's still having the longest medical in history. He'll have another scan and we'll know more in the next 24 hours.

"I'll get on with it, Darren's a top pro, absolutely top class pro and if he goes to West Ham good luck and I wish him all the best. If he stays here, he'll be fantastic."

Randolph - who joined 'Boro from West Ham in a £5million switch two years ago - is recovering from a similar injury to that sustained by both Lukasz Fabianski and David Martin.

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