Crystal Palace could swoop for West Ham striker Andy Carroll if they fail to land first choice Christian Benteke claims Neil Fissler in the Daily Express.
The report says “Andy Carroll has been identified as a back-up option by Crystal Palace Carroll is believed to be keen to move on after finally overcoming a string of injuries.”
This report seems very wide of the mark and complete speculation by the journalist. West Ham would be reluctant to let Andy Carroll go unless some daft offer came in for him. If they were prepared to pay the £25m they allegelly bid for Benteke it could be a different matter but the figure quoted seems to be around £15m.
Andy Caroll has come back into form since his ankle was rebuilt last season scoring seven goals from just thirteen appearances. He also bagged two in the Juventus friendly. With the wind in the right direction and if he stays fit he could finally become that twenty goal per season striker we said we so desperately wanted.
I can’t see West Ham entertaining any inquiry or bid for the big man. This is the season where he pays us back for the investment and faith we put into him.
I also believe this will be Andy Carrolls season ( touch wood ), and the first of many.
He’s going nowhere
Journalistic ******** at it’s best. So we weaken our squad to the benefit of another after all the challenges we have had re striker acquisition this summer, yeah right. The saying less is more springs to mind but journalists don’t seem to have heard of that and why let the truth get in the way of a “good” story!!
The prices that are being quoted for players in his position are stupid and as he is fit and on form if Benteke is worth £30 million then at his age so is AC,
But if we get offered £25 million we should take it buy Bony and Ayew junior,
But with teams going to come in for Enner and Sak he will be going nowhere
Personally, it has always been my opinion that if we are going to improve, Carroll cannot be in our team. I really hope this is true and I would snap their hand off for 15m with his injury record. Would love to see him leave and bring in top target man who has some pace but also the physical aspect.
Laughable , a spud journo no doubt ?lol.
I would swap Carroll for Bolasie with 10m now there is a serious piece of business.
You would swap Carroll for any footballer with a pulse john lol
…he stays fit, he will score 15+ this season.
Crippled paralysis can f*** off