After a year on loan and six seasons as a West Ham player, Andy Carroll’s time in East London has come to and end.
His contract will be expiring on June 30th and the club have decided they won’t be renewing it, meaning the striker joins Samir Nasri, Adrian and youngsters including Moses Makasi on West Ham’s released list.
West Ham have marked his departure with this video:
Thank you, Andy pic.twitter.com/xawGNfJ53d
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 29, 2019
As supporters have so often lamented, when Carroll has been on the pitch there have been many a time where he has looked unplayable, though he just hasn’t got there enough to justify his wages.
This season he managed just four starts and nine substitute appearances in all competitions according to WhoScored, getting one solitary goal against Birmingham City in the FA Cup.
Nevertheless, he has given the supporters some great memories, including a hat-trick against Arsenal, his acrobatic effort versus Crystal Palace and a sublime over the shoulder volley against West Bromwich Albion.
The 30-year-old will now be on the lookout for a new club while working to reach full fitness ahead of the next campaign.
A selection of Twitter reaction to his departure, including posts from emotional West Ham fans, can be seen below:
Such a shame he was blighted with injuries for us. People knock him but when he played he gave everything. Unplayable. Good luck AC
— Dean Marsh™ (@deanrmarsh) May 29, 2019
Its a sad day for football
— HarryTootell (@HarryTootell) May 29, 2019
think it’s only just hit me thank you Carroll
— Xande (@GoldXandeSilva) May 29, 2019
I think it’s a shame that Andy will be remembered for his injury problems and not for the great goalscorer that he was …
— Chris Ross (@TheEastEndPoet) May 29, 2019
Hard to believe it’s been 7 years. All the best for the future @AndyTCarroll. Thanks for some great memories. Palace overhead kick and Arsenal hatrick stand out
— West Ham in the Blood (@WestHamBlood) May 29, 2019
Such a shame on his day Unplayable. Scored one of the greatest goals I have seen
— Rob Rose (@RobRose42) May 29, 2019
Good luck @AndyTCarroll scored some very big goals for us. Best of luck with the future and thank you for always giving 100%
— Graham Cox (@Greenironcox) May 29, 2019
Best of luck andy Carroll unplayable when fit remember him putting man utd goalkeeper into the net at boleyn, overheard against palace and many other great goals, like dean ashton so unlucky with injuries
— Mark heyward (@Markheyward4) May 29, 2019
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