West Ham agree loan fee for Andy Carroll but Newcastle could still hijack deal
Reports in the press confirm that West Ham United have agreed a £2million loan fee to take Liverpool’s out-of-favour striker Andy Carroll on a season long loan. The BBC and other football websites are all covering the story about the ex-Newcastle United forward. With Carroll seemingly reduced to third choice striker at Liverpool behind Luis Suarez and new signing Fabio Borini, a season-long loan deal with the Hammers has apparently been agreed, with a potential permanent transfer in the region of £17million being touted around if West Ham survive relegation in their first season back in the Barclays Premier League.
Rumours persist that Carroll is happy to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool, although many feel that a move would be best for the former-Newcastle forward, given Brendan Rodgers preferred tactics and style of play.
When, and if Carroll will complete a loan to West Ham is still not confirmed. It is believed that the 23 year-old England striker would prefer a move back to Tyneside, to former club Newcastle, who had a bid rejected by Liverpool earlier this month. Newcastle are trying to secure a third striker to strengthen their attacking line given the fact that both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse are likely to join Senegal for the African Nations Cup again this season.
We published an article earlier this month surrounding the Andy Carroll transfer saga debating whether Liverpool should keep their £35million record signing or whether a loan move would be best for all parties. If you’ve got an opinion, please feel free to add your comments below to join the debate.