Anfield forward set for Upton Park move.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is set to join West Ham on a season-long loan.
The 23-year-old England player underwent a medical on Thursday before completing his move to Upton Park. Carroll had wanted to stay at Anfield but the realisation that he was out of manager Brendan Rodgers’ plans persuaded him to take a move. “Andy is at West Ham, going through a medical there,” Rodgers said.
“It is very simple, the club have made a monumental investment in big Andy.
“At this moment in time he is not playing. He made it very clear he wanted to play games and this is his last chance to do that.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is probably a move that suits all parties but is clearly a deal that Andy Carroll was not all that keen on a month or so ago when the 23 year old flatly turned down interest from the East London side. Perhaps Brendan Rodgers has since made it clear to the England international that he was not part of his first team plans and a move to stay in the Premier League may well give the Liverpool striker a chance to prove himself.
West Ham could well do with attacking alternatives and the big forward may well fit Sam Allardyce’s style of play as the former Bolton boss is known for playing with ‘one up top’. This could be Carroll’s chance to get a run of first team football and a loan move could well lead to a permanent switch to Upton Park.
Carroll has shown signs of improvement towards the end of last term but clearly the £35m Liverpool paid Newcastle United for his services weighed heavily and the arrival of Fabio Borini will have further stifled his chances of regular first team football at the Merseyside club.
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