West Ham complete Carroll capture
Carroll’s position at Anfield has been the subject of
considerable speculation since new manager Brendan Rodgers took
charge earlier in the summer.
The 23-year-old had also been linked with a return to former
club Newcastle but the Hammers have now acquired his services for
the 2012-13 season.
A brief statement from Liverpool read: “Liverpool Football Club
can confirm that Andy Carroll has joined West Ham United on a
“The striker will spend the whole of 2012-13 with Sam
Carroll joined the Reds in a club record ?35million deadline day
deal in January 2011 but has failed to establish himself on
Reports that he was poised to move to Upton Park grew during the
evening and he was conspicuous by his absence as Liverpool faced
Hearts in a Europa League qualifier tonight.
Carroll scored nine goals for the Reds last season but did not
command a regular starting place.
He began to impress towards the end of the campaign and shone at
Euro 2012 with England but he still did not appear to feature in
Carroll told West Ham’s official website: “It’s great to be here
at West Ham and all signed up – I just can’t wait to get started
“I want to be playing games and obviously hoping to score some
goals. I know the manager well and some of the lads, so it is nice
for me to come to a place where I know people.
“I’m hoping to add a lot of goals and create a few chances. I
know Sam from Newcastle and he was a massive reason for me coming.
When I worked with him at Newcastle it was great so it was a
Allardyce added: “I think for all parties this is a great
signing. Andy is an all-round footballer, but because he is 6ft 3in
and one of his strengths is his aerial power, everybody dismisses
the ability he possesses on the floor.
“Hopefully he can score goals for us and we will be in a very
good position at the end of the year in the Premier League.”