Former England man thinks striker would be better off in London.
West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole has urged Liverpool striker Andy Carroll to join him at Upton Park as he believes that the 24-year-old would be making a mistake by going back north, talkSPORT reports.
Cole linked up with Carroll in January when he returned to the club where he began his career, from Liverpool, in the hope that he could provide a supply line for the England forward.
A fee has reportedly been agreed between the two clubs, but Carroll is giving serious thought to returning to Anfield in order to fight for his place, but Cole has insisted that he would be making a mistake and West Ham would be the best option for him.
“We play to suit him, we play around him. We try to get good quality balls into the box for him and that is going to be valuable. If I was him, I would be wanting to stay at West Ham,” he said
“The lads love him and the fans have taken to him. If he keeps himself fit he can get 20-30 goals next season and really kick on.”
Carroll bagged seven goals this season but Cole saw his own campaign hampered by injury, something he hopes to put behind him next term and push on.
“The season has been frustrating for me because I have had four hamstring problems, which have limited me to 15 games or so.
“Going back [to Upton Park] has been a highlight, but next season I want to push on and stay fit and play 35, 40 games.”