Liverpool Transfers: Andy Carroll set for final talks with West Ham as Anfield exit looms

Andy Carroll arrived on Merseyside on the back of the club selling the best striker the club had seen in years, Fernando Torres. At the time the club was in turmoil and Torres had fallen out of form, but young Carroll was peeking for Newcastle and had scored 11 goals in the first half of the Magpies season.

When the chips fell, Carroll’s move ended up being for a record £35 million, that when everyone looks back upon now all they can say is, “why?”.

Two and a half years removed, Torres never panned out for Chelsea and the £50 million Liverpool got out of their southern rivals would have looked like one of the greatest heists in modern football history had they not spent their entire profit on a young England striker that was hyped and hyped but has never delivered.

Carroll only scored in one game during his first six months at the club, then he struggled to even make it into the first team all of the 2011-12 campaign under Kenny Dalglish. He had one of two great showings but never could maintain a consistent level of form.

Brendan Rodgers looked to have already had his mind made up about Carroll when he took over at Anfield and it didn’t take long for Carroll to be sent out on a season long loan to West Ham United.

Again Carroll failed to make an impression in his first half of a campaign with a club only scoring once for Sam Allardyce’s club and finding himself sidelined with injury. However, his return to the West Ham first team later in the campaign saw a different player. A forward with determination and drive and Carroll finally made his mark scoring six goals and adding four assists in his final 14 appearances for the club.

His performance has been enough to convince West Ham manager Allardyce and owner David Gold to go after the player permanently. Reports surfaced just after the end of the season that Liverpool would sell Carroll for £15 million but the player wanted to return and try to make a name for himself at Anfield.

Now as reports continue and David Gill has issued his own agenda via Twitter that he wants to sign the player the Express is confirming that once Carroll returns from Holiday this next week he will sit down with the club and decide his fate. I looks like the, “Geordie Giant,” is about to move to London on a more permanent basis.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I think liverpool to exchange Andy carroll and Papis demba Cisse from Newcastle united her man was better striker that is my opinion so sory my club YNWA??

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