After six years and just 34 goals, West Ham United fans may have seen the last of striker Andy Carroll.
That’s according to West Ham insider ExWHUemployee.
The reliable source of Hammers info revealed the news after Carroll was not named in West Ham’s squad for the defeat at Cardiff on Saturday.
Carroll has been a peripheral figure under Manuel Pellegrini since returning from injury back in November.
End of the road for Carroll
He has made just 14 appearances this season, scoring once.
The big Geordie has only ever made double figures in the top flight once in his entire injury-ravaged career.
The most Carroll has scored for West Ham is nine goals in the Farewell Boleyn season.
With his contract up in the summer Pellegrini had made it clear Carroll was playing for his future (Goal).
But he is not playing at all at the moment.
Insider lifts lid on Carroll situation
And now ExWHUemployee has suggested on Twitter a new injury picked up by Carroll means the club will almost certainly call time on his six-year stay in East London.
“Injured,” ExWHUemployee said when asked why Carroll was not in the squad for Cardiff.
“Questionable whether we will ever see him again.”
Injured. Questionable whether we will ever see him again https://t.co/mSeteRTaFH
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) March 9, 2019
Counting the cost of Carroll
Ironically West Ham missed Carroll – or at least a target man – against the Bluebirds.
West Ham worked their way into the game but were too pedestrian in possession when they needed to get the ball forward quickly and effectively.
Carroll has 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.