Manager reveals transfer failure of epic proportions, as he opted to sign £15m Liverpool flop Andy Carroll rather than Swansea’s Wilfried Bony…
Premier League manager Sam Allardyce recently admitted that he chose to sign Liverpool flop Andy Carroll rather than Swansea’s prolific forward Wilfried Bony, according to Caught Offside.
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The West Ham boss revealed that he had the option of bringing Bony to the club when he was at Vitesse in the Eredivisie, but decided to bring Carroll to East London for £15m instead.
The Ivorian then went on to join Swansea City for £12m, and has been fantastic ever since his switch to the top flight of English football.
Respected journalist Alan Brazil revealed the conversation on talkSPORT.
— Alan Brazil (@sportsbreakfast) December 5, 2014
Carroll’s time at West Ham has been blighted with injury, and he has not had the impact that Allardyce would have hoped.
In stark contrast, Bony has enjoyed an excellent stint in the Premier League, and looks destined for bigger and better things.