It’s official – Carroll staying at West Ham

CarrollhairflyingWell now it really is official – all the ‘Andy Carroll back to Newcastle’ stuff has proved to be entirely false – as reported by the newspaper that started the bandwagon rolling.

The Newcastle Chronicle – which claimed the move was very much on and that the Hammers were ready to “offer” the striker back to the club for ¬£6 million has now reported ‘the deal that never was’ won’t happen.

And they back it up with a quote from his agent Mark Curtis who when asked whether it was on said: “Not a chance.”

A report on www.chroniclelive .co.uk says that he has told close friends he has no intention of leaving the east end even if he was made available.

ClaretandHugh has regularly reported – and been the only media source to do so over the last 48 hours – that Carroll will definitely be staying having been told by a top club insider: “We don’t offer our players to any clubs.

And co chairman David Gold said: “He will come back a new player and is desperate to do well for his club and is focused too on an England return.”


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “It’s official – Carroll staying at West Ham

  1. Great news! Nuff said!

  2. So once again no news is good news. the Geordie chronically gets to boost its readership. And mark Curtis gets to boost his players wanted status. So good news all round then.

  3. Growing up as a Hammer fan we have always carried the burden of winning the world cup (66). With our current squad and players like Andy Carroll who need 10 men marking him trying to get into the first team, these are happy days. I still don’t like Sam and probably wouldn’t even if we were to win the champions league, but I do like what the 2 David’s are trying to do (achieve), and can only see us getting better. The next year or 2 will = a top 6 finish! COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI, COYI!

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