Andy Carroll has this afternoon completed his permanent move to West Ham United from Liverpool FC and signed a 6-year deal with the Hammers.
An official statement from Liverpool confirms: “Liverpool Football Club have confirmed that Andy Carroll has completed a permanent transfer to West Ham United”
Carroll signed for Liverpool FC from boy-hood club Newcastle United on deadline day of the January transfer window of 2011 in a £35million move, and went on to score 11 goals in 58 matches for Liverpool FC, resulting in a torrid and disappointing spell at Merseyside.
Dubbed incapable of playing Liverpool’s tiki-taka football, Brendan Rodgers, following his appointment last summer, swiftly sent Carroll out on loan claiming “he was not going to get games” at Liverpool FC. Carroll’s time at West Ham United, however, ended with individual improvement as the 24-year old went on to score 7 goals in 24 games, providing a major threat as West Ham’s spearhead.
West Ham coach Sam Allardyce wants to build his team around Andy Carroll – A team which will suit his game. Moreover, last night West Ham owner David Gold confirmed on Twitter, that the long-lasting Andy Carroll saga was nearing its conclusion, following a successful medical at the London Club.
it is believed that the fee is around £15million