Liverpool wantaway Andy Carroll on the brink of inking mega deal with West Ham
Andy Carroll is set to leave Liverpool this summer, but it is still not clear whether he will join West Ham United. The Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has revealed Andy Carroll will make a decision about his future “by the end of next week”.
The 24-year-old England international was sent on load to West Ham United last season. Repeated efforts to make Andy Carroll settle in the Liverpool squad returned with futility. Consequently, the new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers announced he had no place for Andy Carroll in his squad.
Liverpool bought Andy Carroll on the last day of the transfer window from Newcastle United during the January transfer window in 2011 for a British record-breaking signing of £35 million. The transfer was immediately labeled by football analyst as an imprudent move and consequently, they were proven right.
Andy Carroll spent the first season on and off the bench, making only nine appearances and scoring two goals. The striker scored nine goals in 47 games next season, a feat that saw him become a benchwarmer. Andy Carroll has made two goalless appearances for Liverpool this season, but is set for an exit since his deal with the Merseyside club is set to expire.
Reports suggest the move to West Ham United is only being blocked by Andy Carroll’s wage demands. However, now it appears as if West Ham United have offered Andy Carroll a golden deal, which will see him earna £100,000-a-week. The six-year deal will help Andy Carroll earn as much £15 million.
Sam Allardyce, who is currently enjoying the summer break, insists Andy Carroll understands the decision he wants to make and that West Ham United have provided him with a good opportunity to rejuvenate his career.
“We are both out of the country but most of the negotiations are done and the financial agreement between us and Liverpool is in place,” Sam Allardyce told the Sunday People.
“It's about communicating with Andy and his agent between London, here in Spain where I am and Florida where Andy is.
“I've no real need to speak to him over his decision. I've spoken to him enough times so he knows what I think and it's up to him. He's back in the next few days so we should have a definitive answer by the end of next week.”