Andy Carroll is expected to join the Hammers this week.
West Ham United are expected to complete the £15m transfer to sign Liverpool striker Andy Carroll this week, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The England forward has been linked with a move to the Hammers for some time, after winning the chairman’s Player of the Season award during his loan spell there in 2012/13.
The Reds accepted the bid from West Ham on May 21 but as yet the deal had not been officially confirmed as being finalised.
However, with manager Brendan Rodgers keen to have Carroll off the books at Anfield it looks as if the Northern Irishman will push the transfer through before the week is out.
When the 24-year-old finally completes his move to east London it will end a disappointing relationship between the Englishman and Liverpool, with things not going well following the £35m fee the Merseyside club paid Newcastle United for Carroll’s services in January 2011.
As expected by many the forward could not live up to the colossal amount paid for him – a record for a British player – and managed to score just 10 goals during two-and-a-half turbulent years at the Reds.
The decision from Rodgers to loan Carroll out this season signaled the beginning of the end for the striker, although at Upton Park the England international flourished under the guidance of boss Sam Allardyce and scored seven times and assisted a further four goals.
In fact the former Newcastle hit-man impressed so much that Allardyce decided to sanction the £15m move for Carroll, as he is given the opportunity to finally end his Anfield nightmare.