Watch out Zlatan Ibrahimovic because Andy Carroll could be on his way to the USA.

A battle of the ponytails could ensue in MLS next season as Carroll prepares to leave West Ham after six years in East London.

The big Geordie has been ravaged by injury throughout his Hammers career.

After six years and just 34 goals the time was right to wave goodbye to striker.

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Carroll’s injury-ravaged Hammers career

Carroll only ever made double figures in the top flight once in his entire injury-ravaged career.

Indeed the most he scored for West Ham in a season was nine in the Farewell Boleyn campaign.

Carroll was popular with fans for his brave hardworking attitude when he did take to the field.

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£1.5million per goal

But he cost West Ham more than £50 million since signing, over £1.5million per goal.

 

He has averaged just 22 games per season for six years and just five goals per term.

Now he looks set to put himself through a ‘gruelling’ summer training camp in American in a bid to help seal a move to MLS.

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Watch out Zlatan and Wazza

The Times claimed last month that MLS clubs are eyeing up the free transfer.

And now The Daily Mail says the 30-year-old is to take part in an intensive summer programme as he recovers from double ankle surgery.

The idea is that it will put him at the forefront in the minds of MLS transfer chiefs.

If Carroll does manage to seal a move across the pond it will put him against former Premier League stars Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney as the big name strikers.