Media speculation has suggested that West Ham could receive multi offers in January for Andy Carroll which could reach as much as £20m.
Carroll will have 18 months remaining by the next transfer window and the club could be tempted to cash in considering the 28-year-old’s injury record and high wages of £85,000 per week plus bonuses.
Diafra Sakho has also been promised a possible way out of West Ham in January if he knuckles down and scores some goals. A price tag of around £12m has been put on his head and the French league remains his most likely destination. Sakho will have just six months left on his current contract by the transfer window. He currently has a contract worth £33,000 per week but received an appearance bonus of £30,000 each time he plays.
Probably the most conversational option would be to sell Javier Hernandez, some supporters have suggested he might request to leave if he continues to be played out of position or plays second fiddle to Andy Carroll.
Today we ask who should we sell if anyone in the January transfer window?
The problem with Carrol is if he is best used as a super sub, he’s a very expensive super sub. He could be a very good one, though!
We also need to see what happens over the next couple of months in terms of performances, goals and, most importantly, injuries. Hernandez definitely stays for me, and so long as Sakho continues his positive outlook then I think the club should look at offering him a new deal (one that has plenty of carrot for when he’s playing and performing, and a bit of stick as a deterrent for any more problems).
If someone is willing to offer £20m for Carroll then I think it needs serious consideration. Toni Martinez could be a very capable third striker who will be wanting a starting place in time and will keep the others on their toes, to use Slav’s expression.
Then maybe we could use the £20m plus the £35m we didn’t spend on Carvalho to address the midfield and recruit some more top youngsters. I think we need a back up/competition for Lanzini. Given his situation, maybe wilshere could be an inexpensive, yet very capable, solution (providing he stays fit, too)?
Are we actually thinking this? We’re actually putting Hernandez’s name onto a list of players that could go after 7 matches alongside a forward who’s cost nigh on 40m in transfer fees and wages, who’s spent most of his time on his arse and scored 30 goals in total 😆😆
No doubts for me Carroll has to be SOLD, hoe many clubs have ever shown real interest in him? 18 months left on contract soon he will have no value at all, get whatever we can. Cut our losses on his salary. Truth is he has not shown much since his Newcastle days, never a Top Striker & goal scorer.