Late speculation that Andy Carroll may be the latest big name lure to the Far East by the vast cash on offer in the Chinese Super League didn’t come to fruition, but opinion on the subject among Hammers in the Transfer Tavern remains divided.
While some in claret and blue are relieved that the burly forward will remain an option for West Ham for the remainder of the season, others are miffed that the money on offer wasn’t seized upon, after all the Englishman is perennially injured and, although they said it through gritted teeth, there’s little left to play for at the London Stadium this season.
Alas, the lingering prospect of the CSL is unlikely to go away, so there’s every chance this saga will rear its head again in the summer, at which time the club may be in a position that they’re more receptive to a deal after ruling one out this time around.
Letting Carroll leave would raise a few issues, though. The main concern is obviously getting in a replacement for the big man, and here are THREE options our landlord is convinced make sense.
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