Bilic: “We never said we were willing to sell Andy”


bilicacWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic has told a pre match press conference this morning that West Ham have never said that they are willing to Andy Carroll and the rumours are related to his recent form with two goals in two games.

Bilic told the assembled press “We never said we were willing to sell Andy, not me, not the Chairman. He’s a very popular player…”

“Two goals in two games, the rumours start. The only way to stop the rumours is to play badly.”

“We do not want to sell him. I think he likes it here, he’s very important in the dressing room. I know he is happy here.”

“We did the majority of the work in the transfer market in the summer, we are in a good situation with players coming back.We coped well with the injury situation, but we don’t want to be in that position again. We are not going to be that active. We’re not going to buy just because we can. But if an exceptional deal comes available, then maybe.”

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  • kevin says:

    Carroll not for sale : Best News this Year . I have always said we must keep him and I am very happy to see that West Ham are not knee jerking to make a quick ( small ) profit .
    Carroll is important for us : not just this season , but for the foreseeable future .
    Well said Slaven . It was time to shut the media nonsense once and for all .
    Ps : since Carroll has returned and scored twice , it seems that all the Carroll ” out ” brigade have gone very silent !!!.

    • Roman says:

      “Carroll Out”.AS bubs said it’s only a matter of time before injury befalls him.I too don’t hate AC but see him as a liability.

  • bubs says:

    Not silent just waiting for the injury to come like broken toe as he pushed baby walker oner his flip flops,
    Problem is Kevin he is liked when fit and is that going to carry on ?
    I would swap him for Cissie and £14 million,buy Lanzini with £7 million of it and buy Torre with the other half,not a bad deal and in 3 weeks when Sakho comes back would we care ?
    But not a Carroll hater just think a player like Cissie would be great cover for Sakho and the others would make our squad much stronger,
    If he stays I will be happy

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