According to talkSPORT, West Ham striker Andy Carroll is interested in remaining at the London Stadium beyond the end of the season.
The England forward’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, and it is unclear whether The Hammers will reward him a new one, given his injury-prone nature.
However, Carroll’s future in east London may be heavily dependent on the futures of his fellow strikers.
Star man Marko Arnautović is expected to leave the club in one of the next two transfer windows, with Old Trafford being his most likely destination. If the Austrian goes, it potentially opens the door for Carroll to remain at the club.
However, what may be the most telling thing is whether Javier Hernández remains at the club. After struggling to make an impact during the opening stages of the season, rumours surrounding the Mexican’s future began to intensify, with some expecting him to be gone in the early new year. However, his recent resurgence in form may have changed his outlook, as it grows more and more likely that he may stay at the London Stadium.
Should the former Man United striker decide to remain with The Irons, it could spell the end for Carroll. That would mean that manager Manuel Pellegrini would have Hernández and Lucas Pérez at his disposal, and probably would not see the point in using up his wage bill on a player like Carroll that is so frequently injured. It’s a fact in football now that the 6ft 4 forward spends a lot of the time on the sidelines, and the manager may just not accept that.