West Ham have made an £18 million bid for Liverpool Striker Andy Carroll. The Hammers bid includes a one-year loan deal with a £2 million fee and an added £16 million to make the move permanent should West Ham stay in the Premier League.
Newcastle had a loan bid rejected earlier this month with West Ham now making their move for the England striker, however, it is believed Carroll would favour a move back to his former club should he be forced out of Liverpool.
Where Carroll goes is his choice and, whichever club it is, will have to pay his £82,000 per-week wages in full. A move back to his former club, Newcastle, could see Carroll playing European football but, with Demba Ba and Papis Cisse at the club, he may find his chances limited. On the hand, a move to London could see the player become West Ham’s main striker with manager Sam Allardyce building a team around the player. Carroll is also good friend with Hammers captain Kevin Nolan, a man who could influence Carroll’s decision.