West Ham United Agree £15 Million Fee To Sign Andy Carroll From Liverpool

andy carroll West Ham United Agree £15 Million Fee To Sign Andy Carroll From Liverpool

West Ham United have agreed a fee of around £15 million to sign striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool.

The England striker had been on loan at West Ham from Liverpool during the 2012-13 season. And despite his injury-prone season, the footballer still managed to score 7 goals in 22 league appearances for the Hammers.

While the clubs have agreed a fee, Carroll still has to agree personal terms.

Carroll originally signed for Liverpool in a £35 million transfer, which arguably was one of the major criticisms of Kenny Dalglish’s run as Liverpool manager where he and the owners overspent on players.

Meanwhile, Carlton Cole announced on Twitter that he’s leaving West Ham United. Also today the Hammers have confirmed the signing of Romania captain Razvan Rat on a free transfer.

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15 Responses to West Ham United Agree £15 Million Fee To Sign Andy Carroll From Liverpool

  1. Bishopville Red says:

    STILL too much for that donkey.

    SB

  2. Nonsense says:

    Dumb move.

  3. Yespage says:

    Best of luck to him at West Ham. He couldn’t live up to his price tag, and that wasn’t his fault. At least he was the one Red who bothered to show up in the FA Cup final, when he was sub’d onto the field.

    He always seemed to try on the pitch, which is what I ask for in a player.

    • French Baguette of Love says:

      League 1 and 2 are full of triers. I kinda want some talent to go along with a nominal 35 million pound valuation. LOL!

  4. French Baguette of Love says:

    Shocked Liverpool managed to con 15 million out of anyone for the guy.

  5. French Baguette of Love says:

    In other news, Carlton Cole leaves and no one cares.

  6. Smokey Bacon says:

    The Hamas sold their soul when they appointed Allardyce. The days of their famed academy and passing style are long gone. They should get it over with and change their name to Bolton South.

    • trickybrkn says:

      You clearly didn’t watch many West Ham matches this past season. West Ham ‘long ball’ about as much as Arsenal. Sam now plays 4 attacking players two wings, a center forward, and Nolan in a poacher role. When they work best, they are playing in midfield triangles( Diame box to box, and Noble control the ball) looking to stretch the back line and have wings ) Jarvis, Joe Cole, Vaz Te) take the ball forward to cross to Carroll. It is basically the same tactics Chelsea use or any top club. Last season Sam played very direct, but that was the championship, with much less talent. You don’t see the left and right backs hoff it, you see they supporting the wingers and attacking. That is when things are working… We had a thin squad this season, and we had a right back play on the left after Ringo went down (McCartney), you had and aging Demel on the right. and some games they where just ripped apart, The first Swansea match comes to mind… Then there was a come back win vs Chelsea where they stretched CFC with counter attacks. I will be the first to call out the Bolton knuckle dragging tactics, but the fact is that is not what is being employed. Wasn’t there a story on here this past season about the myths of the long ball? The issues with West Ham this year, was a lack of depth and injuries. Not Sam’s style. they did finish in the top half of the league after bouncing up from the playoffs.

      • Smokey Bacon says:

        You’re right, I haven’t watched many West Ham games. I prefer to watch football.

        The names you reel off are journeyman at best. It’s appropriate that they have signed someone called Rat!

        Your club is a long way removed from players like Brooking, Devonshire, Martin Peters to name a few. Just saying.

      • French Baguette of Love says:

        Come on. It’s still banks of four behind the ball and two upfront (split vertically) waiting for a break forward (usually from just Vaz Te or Jarvis on the wings). Real basic stuff.

  7. IanCransonsKnees says:

    That’s how much Liverpool should have paid for him. No doubt Brendan has it earmarked for an Swansea player.

  8. trickybrkn says:

    It is 12 upfront and could be as high as 15 depending on performance according to the chairman.
    I’m very pleased. Carroll just got better as the season went on. His ability to hold the ball and let Nolan be that natural poacher will serve us well. Love him or hate him big Sam needs a man like Carroll.

  9. David says:

    I thought the original agreement was for 17 million if West Ham stayed up. 12 million plus add-ons seems low. Just goes to show how desperate Liverpool are to get rid of him for good. I’m surprised Newcastle hasn’t bid for him.

    I think while the clubs have agreed a fee West ham and Carroll haven’t agreed terms. He will have to take a paycut to stay at West Ham.

  10. brn442 says:

    It’s a shame that Andy Carroll wasn’t given a fair shake at Liverpool.

    Hopefully – he can now focus on his football with being distracted by the London nightlife.

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