Allardyce Confirms Carroll Interest

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce confirmed with SkySports he would love the chance to bring Andy Carroll to West Ham United, but accepts any move will depend on the player.

Brendan Rogers hinted at the possibilty of £35 Million striker Carroll being sent on loan, and since then speculation has been rife with AC Milan, Newcastle and West Ham all being linked with moves.

Allardyce Unsure

However, Allardyce is not convinced the big number 9 would be interested in a move to Upton Park.

Speaking with SkySports Allardyce said:

You can’t say you wouldn’t be interested in Andy Carroll, he’s a player who has got great stature in the Premier League,”

“Whether Andy Carroll wants to come to West Ham is another matter.”

Asked if he would favour a loan move or a permanent deal for the 23-year-old striker, Allardyce added: “It depends on whether Andy Carroll wants to come to West Ham.”

Not sure if this deal is likely to come off and feel that this could be disguising the fact we are trying to sign Modibo Maiga.

Andy Carroll To West Ham?

SkySports and various other newspapers are reporting that West Ham are looking to take Andy Carroll on a season long loan with the view to a permanent transfer.

Carroll who is 23, signed for Liverpool from Newcastle for £35 Million in 2011, but has struggled scoring only 6 league goals in 42 games. His form did pick up towards the end of last season and this earned him a call up to Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad.

Yesterday new reds manager Brendan Rogers appeared to be open to letting Andy Carroll go out on loan for the season, with AC Milan thought to have been a possible destination.

However it now appears West Ham have thrown their hat into the ring to take the forward for the new season, with some sources saying we will look at making his loan move permanent if it works out with fees ranging between £10-£15Million for the burly striker.

The Nolan Factor

This deal could have legs due to our captain Kevin Nolan having kept a close eye on Carroll when he was having some personal problems when back at Newcastle.

The only thing I am not too sure on at present are the large fees being mooted for a permanent transfer if the loan is successful, these seem very high for West Ham considering the amount of debt the club currently has, and seeing as our transfer budget for this window was £20 Million according to the owners, then a £15 Million deal next season would be a huge chunk if not all our budget on one player!