Ex West Ham striker and fan favourite Andy Carroll is set for a shock transfer move to France in the twilight of his career.
But one of their former strikers Andy Carroll is also on the move after surprise news from across The Channel overnight.
Carroll, now 34, has been playing in the for Reading in the Championship since moving there last year, scoring nine goals in 32 games.
Ex West Ham striker and fan favourite Andy Carroll set for shock transfer move to France in the twilight of his career
The big Geordie forward was hugely popular among West Ham fans for his full-blooded displays and undeniable commitment during his time with the club.
But his cult hero status reached new levels when he went on the beers with West Ham supporters for their huge European semi-final back in May.
Carroll was filmed joining in chants and sing-songs with Hammers fans as he posed for pictures when he went out to Holland as West Ham took on AZ Alkmaar in the Europa Conference League semi-final.
Now he’s going abroad again in a big career twist.
Because ex West Ham striker and fan favourite Carroll is set for a shock transfer move to France in the twilight of his career.
First move abroad for Hammers cult hero as Amiens bid for promotion to Ligue 1
Carroll is set to join Ligue 2 side Amiens to help their bid for promotion to the French top flight.
And just the final details need to be smoothed over before Carroll is an Amiens player.
It will be the former West Ham man’s first taste of football outside of England following spells with Newcastle, Preston, Liverpool, the Hammers, boyhood club Newcastle again and West Brom sandwiched between two separate spells at Reading.
Across seven seasons from 2012 to 2019, Carroll played 142 times for West Ham scoring 34 goals.
Despite his time at West Ham being blighted – like much of his career – by injuries, the fact he is so fondly remembered tells you everything about his commitment to the cause when he did play.
West Ham fans will undoubtedly be keeping one eye on how he gets on over in France.