Hidden Carroll costs send fee up and up


Carroll beardThe cost of injury stricken Andy Carroll to West Ham United just rises and rises.

A ClaretandHugh probe has discovered that the deal with Liverpool also includes £500,000 payments for each season we remain in the Premier League up to four .

And despite missing half of last season and managing just two goals the Irons have handed over the first £500,000 payment to Liverpool for that campaign.

And a top insider told us: “Potentially another £1.5 million could take the tranafer bill to £18.5 million rather than the widely quoted 16.5 million.

Up to now, hes not the best of buys, as he’s also the highest paid player at the club, but let’s hope he comes good.”

ClaretandHugh reported this morning that Newcastle had shown interest in the summer and that the could come back should manager Alan Pardew hold onto his job

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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