Taking to Twitter, a number of West Ham fans have slammed the rumours suggesting that Andy Carroll could return to the club, following the news that he was pictured at the Hammers’ Rush Green training ground.
Shared by WestHamFans.org (via Claret & Hugh), images of former Hammers player Carroll at West Ham’s training ground have recently emerged, sparking rumours that he could be making a shock return to the club.
The 6 foot 3 striker made 142 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 34 goals during his tenure at the East London side.
In November last year, the 32-year-old joined Reading on a short-term contract. However, this contract has now expired, and the former Newcastle man is without a club. As a result, it remains to be seen what lies in the player’s imminent footballing future.
These West Ham fans react to the Carroll news
Club insider ExWHUemployee downplayed the rumours of Carroll’s return on Twitter, claiming that he has ‘been told the deal isn’t on’, further stating that he was ‘not sure why this Carroll rumour has so much legs’.
However, this still doesn’t explain why the player was pictured at the club’s training ground.
Consequently, fans flocked to the comments to share their disbelief, many slamming the club for entertaining such a prospect.
Here’s what some of them had to say:
“It’s baffling he is playing in the championship for a reason IMO even if we were in the bottom 4 it’s the wrong move and there are better options out there.”
“Don’t need to sign him ( we do need a striker). That’s a step backwards for us . Leave him in our history & move on .”
“We’re desperate. That’s why hahahahaha”
“Think it’s more about just how low our expectations still are!”
“Would be my last day as a West Ham fan”
“Why on earth would they even consider it, are our fans deluded or something???”
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