West Ham might give Andy Carroll a new contract, according to The Sun. Carroll’s current deal expires soon and he was due to become a free agent.
It was widely accepted that Carroll would move on. After several years of injury-affected seasons in East London, the Geordie striker looks set to move on.
But this report claims that West Ham are keeping their options open. Carroll could be offered a new deal with a basic salary and plenty of appearance and goal-based incentives.
Andy Carroll at West Ham
Carroll joined West Ham in 2012, initially on a season-long loan from Liverpool. But his time at West Ham has unfortunately been characterised by persistent injury woes.
The 30-year-old has only managed 142 games in seven seasons with West Ham. With 34 Hammers goals to his name, it is now coming to the point when his six-year contract expires.
It is important to remember that, on his day, Carroll can be unplayable. But West Ham fans were not able to see that at all during Carroll’s 14 games (and one goal) this season.
Injuries appear to be taking their toll on the 6ft 4in powerhouse, who used to boss defenders around when fit with his physicality.
News that Carroll might be offered a new contract is likely to be unpopular among West Ham fans, who have grown tired of the ex-England international’s fitness record.