The future of Liverpool’s Andy Carroll is up for discussion once again inside the Football Transfer Tavern, with sources at BBC Sport revealing the big striker is open to a permanent move to West Ham United at the end of the season.
Carroll was on target for the Hammers yesterday in their 1-1 draw at Southampton, and after the game said he would be open to joining the club permanently, although he did admit he was not entirely sure where his future lies.
Asked if he would stay if West Ham put the right money on the table, Carroll said: “We will have to wait and see.
“It is obviously a great club and I do not see why not. We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.”
“The lads have been great, the gaffer has been great and the fans are unbelievable.”
Carroll’s strike yesterday was his sixth of the season since joining the Hammers on deadline day from Liverpool.
The 24-year-old went to play regular first team football, after new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted the clubs record £35 million signing would struggle to get into his first eleven.
Newcastle United have also been linked with a move for their former striker, with the asking price Liverpool have set understood to be £17 million.