It’s barely been the most entertaining of campaigns for the West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern, who are just happy to see the problems at the London Stadium subside of late.
The Hammers haven’t always convinced this season, though things have turned around in recent months, and one man crucial to that is a certain Andy Carroll. Back in the goals, the former Newcastle United man has even been touted as a potential inclusion within the England squad by our drinkers.
Which is why reports from the Sun over the weekend make such strange reading for our east London locals. They claim the Irons are trying to flog the 28-year-old as a result of his perennial injuries. It’s said chairman David Sullivan authorised the sale at a board meeting last month and that three Chinese Super League teams have been in discussions.
The likes of Tianjin Quanjian, Hebei China Fortune and Shandong Luneng Taisha are understood to have been keen on luring what would be the first English Premier League star to the Far East, though it’s believed talks hit a brick wall.
Still, our east London locals really aren’t delighted about the idea of him leaving.
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