Tottenham Prepare January Bid for Liverpool Striker Andy Carroll

White Hart Lane side keen on Anfield forward.

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Spurs consider Carroll in January with Liverpool open to offers despite Hammers loan

Tottenham are monitoring Andy Carroll’s form at West Ham as they consider strengthening their own attacking options.

The 23-year-old England striker is on loan from Liverpool with the option of a permanent £17million deal next summer.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

This would be an odd move to say the least.

Andre Villas-Boas doesn’t have a plethora of attacking options but does have the services of Emmanuel Adebayor call upon if he so chooses. Thus far he has steadfastly kept faith with in-form England man Jermain Defoe so the idea that Tottenham would seek to further reinforce their strike-force with a move for Liverpool forward Andy Carroll doesn’t make all that much sense.

Andy Carroll has yet to score during his season long loan spell at Upton Park but has performed well and it’s perhaps no coincidence that the Hammers have collected some decent results in the fixtures he has started for Sam Allardyce’s side, including big wins against Fulham and Southampton and last weekend’s draw at home to Man City.

Despite Liverpool’s lack of attacking options, Brendan Rodgers being down to just one recognised senior striker, Luis Suarez, after Fabio Borini’s broken foot injury, it is unlikely the Anfield side would prevent a possible sale mid-way through his loan spell at West Ham.

They would however demand a hefty fee, in the region of the £17m mentioned, and one wonders if Tottenham are ready and willing to stump up the cash for the 23 year old.

Carroll has made a total of 58 appearances for Liverpool since his £35m move from Newcastle United, of which 23 were from the bench, netting 11 goals in the process.

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