Irons speak out on £18m Carroll ‘move’

CarrollhairflyingAndy Carroll looks booked to remain at West Ham until the summer AT LEAST!

Reports this morning that a battle royal between Sunderland and Newcastle is underway for his signature this month brought a cool response from the Irons.

The Mirror reported we “are open to selling their £15million record signing – for £18m – with North East pair ­ Newcastle  and ­Sunderland ready to snap the 26-year-old up.”

They, of course, pointed out we have to sell to buy and that letting £90,000-a-week go would reduce their wage bill by a significant amount and give them room for manoeuvre in the transfer market.

However, commenting directly to ClaretandHugh our most senior Hammers source made it clear that Sunderland would be of no interest to AC.

But he said that possibility of him moving at all in the current window is very remote declaring: “There is no way he’d go to Sunderland, or that the club could afford him, but you never know with Newcastle although the possibility is very small.”


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4 comments on “Irons speak out on £18m Carroll ‘move’

  1. I believe the possibility for a Newcastle move to be significantly big, not small.Then what would I know?

  2. Selling Andy Carroll will come back to haunt us. I would be more than happy to keep him at the club, but if an £18 million offer did come in for him I am not sure the club could refuse espicially with his huge wage bill. I suppose it would all be down to Bilic. If Newcastle does come in with the readies and Carroll does not want to go to a club about to be relegated then would he take a drop in wages?????

  3. Would I take £18 million for Andy Carroll? Hell yes. It’s not about the football. It makes business sense; injury prone, £90 grand a week saving and a £3 million pound profit? I like him and he adds another dimension to our game but you half expect to open the paper or read on the web on a Saturday morning and see he’s injured.

  4. I would like to see him stay and make a go of it .
    He is being managed by a manager that can get the best out of him ,
    He knows if he steps out of line he will be gone and knows that Bilic will stand by him
    If he is willing to graft !
    He is getting fitter every game and maybe he is over his injury problems with looking after himself in a more professional manner !
    Bilic knows so let Bilic decide !
    He was good v the scousers , getting better all the time , also a good plan b,as well as a plan

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