Hammers react to Carroll story

ANDYCARROLLAndy Carroll is this morning being linked AGAIN with a move back to Newcastle where Alan Pardew is allegedly ready to pay £15 million.

However, sources at West Ham have immediately denied any contact with the player’s former club.

This one has of course been rumbling around for several days and this time sources are claimed to be saying that Pardew belives he can persuade the Hammers to sell the No 9.

An Upton Park source told ClaretandHugh: “Newcastle weren’t involved when he was available  last summer and we have received no indication that they are this year.

“There have certainly been no inquiries but of course this one is always going to represent a story  so it comes as no surprise to us.

“As is always the case there can be no serious comment until we receive an enquiry or offer.”

The one thing that may give The People story a little more credence is that is was written by a man who worked on the leading Newcastle local paper for many years and has good Newcastle sources.



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3 comments on “Hammers react to Carroll story

  1. Sell Carroll as quickly as possible, at least we can get £15 million back, this may be our only chance! more important get the stupid salary off our pay roll. Carroll was Never a West Ham type player, it was just Big Sam and Nolan that pushed it through!

    • I agree 100% – his style of play and BFS’s insistence on playing up to ‘a big number nine’ (or number 8 in his case) has stymied West Ham’s play for the last two seasons.

      An additional bonus could be that without Carroll then Nolan will become even more sidelined and there would be a good chance of getting rid of him – not a day too soon – IMHO.


  2. When fit Carroll is a class striker who on his day is unplayable! There are however questions about his fitness but IMO,they are for the future.

    Last season he was as much the victim of tactics as he was injuries and with the signing of more attacking options we have at last the chance to see Carroll fulfil his true potential.

    IF he stays fit!

    Andy Carroll has a lot to prove this season. The club has put a lot of faith him in with BS in particular putting his job on the line for him. So far there has been precious little in the way of repayment.

    Carroll needs to repay that faith with a really big season and plenty of goals!

    If he doesn’t there can be no excuses and we should quite rightly be looking to re coup our £15mil transfer fee.

    It also should be remembered that if Carroll was to be sold then all the monies made from that sale, including wages would needed to be reinvested in a quality replacement. That replacement would also need proven premier experience in order to hit the ground running.

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