Liverpool FC have reportedly accepted a bid from West Ham United for English international Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll recently pulled out from the national squad, which is set to face Republic of Ireland and Brazil in the upcoming friendlies, due to an injury. He perhaps also required this break from football in order to decide about his future. Carroll has been unfortunate in many ways in his career. He started off being a hero for the Newcastle fans and then an overpriced move to Anfield has almost stagnated his career. Fans and critics often forget that it is not the footballer who decides the price tag, Carroll was only hoping to play for a bigger club, and most importantly, Newcastle needed that money to build strong squad.
Fast forwarding to the present scenario, Andy Carroll has just concluded a successful loan spell at West Ham United. He has been hugely influential in a wonderful season for West Ham’s, which saw them finish 10th in the league table, and the Englishman looked to be back to best under Sam Allardyce. It is clear that the West Ham style of play suits him for than Liverpool’s style of play. The Hammers are keen to permanently sign the 24-year-old and according to latest reports, Liverpool have accepted a £12million from the London side.
But the twist in this tale is the fact that Andy Carroll wants a move back to Anfield. The lanky striker still believes that he can prove himself at Liverpool. Andy Carroll is almost willing to ignore that Brendan Rodgers doesn’t see him as a part of his future plans. The football that the former Swansea manager is trying to implement at the Merseyside club, is precisely opposite to the one he thrives in.
It is almost up to Brendan Rodgers now to convince Andy Carroll about this move. Liverpool, as a club, would be looking to cut back on their losses. But worryingly for West Ham, if Carroll remains unsure about his future for too long, it is likelier to bring in a lot of competition for the Englishman. A lot of Premier League clubs will be monitoring his situation at Liverpool, and Newcastle United can be expected to make a move sooner rather than later.