Deal agreed to sign striker permanently in the summer.
West Ham have agreed a deal with Liverpool to keep striker Andy Carroll at Upton Park permanently – although the England forward has not committed to a deal yet.
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Despite being a £33million signing at Anfield, Carroll was sent out on loan for the season after new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers deemed that he did not fit into the system following his appointment at the club.
And West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has revealed that part of the season-long loan deal involves an agreement to make the transfer a permanent switch to Upton Park for Carroll, although he stresses that Carroll has yet to agree to the deal himself.
“I am often asked about Andy Carroll’s deal,” Sullivan said in an interview with the Daily Mail. “It is a season-long loan. Liverpool had an option to take him back in January, but he has been injured.
“West Ham have an agreement with Liverpool to sign him at the end of the season, but we have no agreement with the player.
“It was his desire to come to West Ham to prove himself to Liverpool and that hasn’t changed. He has had injuries since he came, but he is back to fitness now and we have 15 games left… we need some goals and some points, so let’s see.”
Having returned from injury, Carroll made an instant impact on his first start since November by heading home the only goal of the game in a 1-0 Premier League victory over Swansea City at Upton Park on Saturday.
Carroll rose highest to score a trademark header 12 minutes from time to secure a second victory of the week for West Ham since he has returned to Sam Allardyce’s squad.