Its official, to the joy of West Ham United, Andy Carroll has finally moved to the London club from Liverpool after spending a season there on loan from the Reds. Andy Carroll moved to Liverpool two years ago for a massive transfer fee of £35 million and never really got to show his worth at Anfield. When he made the move from Newcastle to the North West Reds, he straight away was put on the bench and stayed there for a lot of his two years at the club. With Liverpool having the likes of Luis Suarez, Carroll wasn’t overly needed and therefore wasn’t really played.
Andy Carroll would have the rare start or occasional play coming on from the bench, yet he failed to impress the managers and fans scoring only 6 goals in 44 games. Since he has moved to West Ham, they have managed to exploit his height, with him being 6 foot 3 inches tall, and put him to proper use. Andy Carroll has already scored 7 goals in 24 games for West Ham, which is more than he scored for Liverpool in less games; also he assists players very often heading the ball down teeing up various goals.
A deal has been agreed between West Ham United and Liverpool of £15 million for the Englishman, who was having doubts over moving considering it’s the year before the next World Cup begins. Nevertheless, Carroll has signed a deal which will keep him with the Hammers for the next six years, with the option of extended that for two further years.
The only problem could be his fitness as he was injured three times in the one season with West Ham. Carroll suffered with knee, hamstring and on the final day, heel problems which kept him out for a considerable amount of time. If the former Newcastle man can sort out his fitness next season and he impresses with his time at West Ham, there is a possibility he could catch the eye of Roy Hodgson and make the England team; which is something he wants.
Andy Carroll positively commented on the transfer, “The fans, the lads and the club itself have been great to me, and what I wanted to do was come back here and play football. Since the end of the season I’ve had a lot of time to think, I’ve missed it and that’s why I’m back. Getting promoted the season before last, then finishing where we did, we did great, and it can only get better for us.” He added, “I just want to keep fit now, keep scoring goals and performing week in and week out for West Ham, if I do that here, play well and keep fit, then hopefully I will get in the England team.”
Author Daniel Foster.
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