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Irons strike duo on their way

Andy Carroll’s day is done.

Whilst media outlets generally have been asking whether he has kicked his last ball for the club we can confirm that the striker is set to leave – and to use Brexit language – he will leave without a deal.

And we can also reveal that Chicharito would be allowed to move on were Valencia, who were keen in the winter, to come in with an offer of between £8m – £10m.

With the pair earning around £12 million a year between them the club would be in a position to afford the capital expenditure involved in bringing one or two replacements into the club.

Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez remains top of the list with the Hammers keen to clinch a £22m deal for the player – a cut-price figure – should the La Liga outfit be relegated this season.

Carroll at £87k a week – with only two starts this season and again injured – will not be expecting an offer and is now likely to go abroad.

And inside the club there has been massive disappointment over Chicharito’s level of form and his  behaviour over recent weeks with hand-balled goals and dives has certainly not helped his cause.


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4 comments on “Irons strike duo on their way

  1. Good riddance to carroll .but think Hernandez is getting a bit of unwarranted stick.yes he dived last week like alot of players do everyweek but he handball goal was not blatant.he went to head it and hit his arm and went in .i saw one journalist say he even dived for the penalty against Newcastle .while also saying in same column that. Sterling should be player of the year.yeh because he has NEVER dived !!

  2. Totally agree. The sooner this pair are on their way the better. When was the last time we had a 15 to 20 goals per season striker at our club. With the creativity we now have in midfield a good striker could have a field day. COYI

  3. At long last the departure of Carroll, one of the most overrated players ever in The Premiership League, to think since he first played in the Premiership he managed 211 appearances with a record of 53 goals? 155 appearances since for West Ham with 35 goals! How ever anyone rated him a top scorer is unbelievable, but Big Sam did and we fell for it!

  4. I would also add Perez to this list. Then buy two top young players up top. A no 9 and a left footer who can cut in from the right. Then buy a top midfielder and a top left back and we are sorted. Bring Silva and a few more young lads into the first team squad.

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