East London club set to pay Liverpool extra £1 million if they remain in the Premier League.
West Ham are preparing to have to pay Liverpool an extra £1 million for Andy Carroll’s loan deal according to The Mirror.
The Geordie striker is currently play out on loan at West Ham after being told he was surplus to requirements at Liverpool following the arrival of Brendan Rodgers at the club last summer.
Rodgers reportedly believes Carroll to be incompatible with his passing brand of football and allowed the player to join West Ham on a season long loan deal.
That was despite Carroll joining the club from Newcastle for a record £35 million in the 2011 January transfer window.
Carroll has been in good form of late but that it has now been revealed that it could come at a price.
West Ham were made by Liverpool to insert a clause into Carroll’s loan deal that stated they would pay an extra £1 million for the deal should they avoid relegation from the Premier League.
With the Hammers now looking all but safe, club officials are having to prepare to stump up the extra cash.
The club may well decide it was worth it though with next season’s television rights thought to be worth an extra £20-30 million per club.
That still may not prove enough to persuade West Ham to buy Carroll on a permanent basis. Liverpool are looking for £17 million for the striker.