Giant forward may not now move to Upton Park this summer after all.
West Ham United’s hopes of signing Liverpool front man Andy Carroll on a permanent basis have suffered a big blow after it was discovered that the England international will now be out of action for between four and five months, says the Daily Mirror.
The Hammers and Carroll’s parent club, Liverpool, agreed a transfer fee of just £15.5 million for the attacker to join the East End Premier League outfit for next season, with the player having just spent the entire previous campaign on loan in the capital with Sam Allardyce’s men.
However, it has now been established that Carroll, 24, picked up a serious heel injury during West Ham’s final top-flight fixture of the season against Reading and will be sidelined for between four and five months.
And that means that the striker, who netted an impressive seven times in 23 Premier League outings for West Ham last season, will now miss the entire pre season, and possibly also the start of the next campaign too.