Hopes AC may have a dream partner


Andy-Carroll-England-Fabi-006West Ham are hoping Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew can form the “little and large” dream partnership.

Ayew – the  club’s record signing  at £20 million – is in the running for a place in the team against West Brom and according to co chairman David Gold could be the man to capitalise on the flick ons and knock downs provided by AC.

Although the big man is not 100 per cent certain to start at the weekend,Gold believes that potentially an interesting partnership is in prospect.

He told ClaretandHugh: We haven’t seen the best of Ayew by a long chalk after his injury but a partrnership of that type could be potent.”

With England boss Gareth Southgate due at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon to run the rule over AC, the big man will be desperate to make an appearance.

And Gold said: “When he is fit Andy Carroll offers a totally different option and in my opinion would be an England regular.

Strikers like him and Zlatan Ibrhamovic present very different issues for defenders and when teamed up with great poacher partners are seriously difficult to contain.”

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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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  • Stan The Man says:

    I see farther down we have been linked to Bacary Sagna.He would be a good addition to the squad.Massive experience & a good player.He would be a useful on a free.Its not like players careers are over after 30 as some seem to believe.He still has a good engine & would do the business im sure.

  • CondorHammer says:

    I’d rather we went for Iorfa at Wolves tbh Stan. I know he’d cost, but we’d hopefully get a good few years from him. I still haven’t lost all faith in Byram though. ⚒⚒

    • kennycandb says:

      Quite agree CH. I think Byram has a lot more to come and I am sure he will produce if he can stay fit. I have bigger concerns with Cresswell. His confidence looks shot and I cannot remember when he last had a quality game for us. I want to see an end of us buying has beens that are no longer wanted by their current club. If we are to move to the next level we must stop doing this.

      • CondorHammer says:

        Agree re. Cresswell kenny.
        I’ve a feeling he might be rested when Arthur’s back. TBH I was quite happy with Fonte and Snodgrass joining. I think there’s a place or two for the more ‘seasoned’ pro, and I think there’s a few years in the tank for Snods, although I’m yet to be won over by Fonte. Time will tell⚒⚒

  • Stan The Man says:

    I only said he he would be a decent signing not predicting him to be a superstar for us.I still have much faith in Byram,a young lad learning…Sagna is an option & i dont really use the ‘why dont a big club want a player anymore’ as a qualification of a players abilities,the big clubs are always buying better & better than they have.Plenty of fantastic players are deemed as unneeded by the bigger clubs who will do a great job for teams further down the league.Of which we are one as it stands.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      I think Sagna would be a decent signing too, I don’t think how players defend is important to Guardiola, a lot has been mentioned about Puyol and Pique but I think they were at best average defenders, they were good with the ball at their feet though, Sagna is a good all rounder but I wouldn’t describe him as a Guardiola player, ironically you might suggest Byram is more of a Guardiola player than Sagna effectively a hybrid midfielder.

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