Allardyce confirms West Hamís interest in acquiring Andy Carrollís signature
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club has marked the transfer of Liverpool forward Andy Carroll on top of their to-do list for the summer. Andy Carroll’s return to form has seen the striker earn a call-back from the England squad.
Andy Carroll has been at Upton Park for a season-long loan from Liverpool. The Merseyside boss Brendan Rodgers doesn’t consider Andy Carroll in his plans for the future, which is why Liverpool are ready to accept offers for the striker.
The Anfield boss claims Andy Carroll doesn’t fit the style of play Liverpool are going for which is why a decision about his future will be made this summer. West Ham United have already expressed desire to sign in Andy Carroll, although they have labeled him to be “too expensive”.
Last month, Sam Allardyce suggested that West Ham United will have to do without Andy Carroll next season. However, the Upton Park boss is happy to see the club pursue the deal after all.
“He is, obviously, our target to make it a permanent signing if we can,” Sam Allardyce told West Ham United’s official website. “Hopefully we can get somewhere in the near future to do that. It’s our main priority at the moment.
“We have to pursue that to the very end, one way or the other, and find out as quickly as we can whether it’s going to be a yes or a no. So that’ll be the first priority - and, of course, it we can start with Andy Carroll, that will be a great achievement for us.
“At his young age, he can only get better and better in terms of his playing prowess. Then I think we build around that in terms of what we want to improve next.”
Meanwhile, Andy Carroll has expressed his desire to play under a West Ham United jersey next season. The 24-year-old is currently preparing for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
“You see his all-round ability showing more and more in every game that he plays,” Sam Allardyce added.
“It’s not just about his aerial prowess in the box - it’s about his overall game, his hold-up play, his quality on the ball and his retention of possession. He makes life very difficult for center-halves and his all-round game is getting better and better.”