West Ham unlikely to sign Andy Carroll - ExWHUemployee
Andy Carroll was not at the West Ham training ground today despite it being reported elsewhere, according to ExWHUemployee.
WestHamFans.Org earlier claimed that the 33-year-old was spotted around the facility’s carpark, but they were quick to point out it could be unconnected with a potential transfer.
The reliable Hammers insider claimed on the West Ham Way Patreon that the 33-year-old free agent did not enjoy the best relationship with David Moyes during the manager’s first spell, and while “stranger things have happened”, a move is not expected to happen at this point.
The former England international striker left Reading at the weekend after the two-month deal he signed upon impressing during a trial ended.
With his recent fitness level and some heroics in front of goal, West Ham indeed could do with someone like that on a short-term deal.
However, there were always question marks over his commitment while with the Hammers, and he was once sent home from training and fined two weeks wages following a defeat against Manchester City.
The Irons boss is known for wanting players with a strong work ethic, and those capable of creating a good team spirit in the dressing room, and he could still have reservations about the former Newcastle striker given their history.
Carroll played 142 games for the club, scoring 34 goals and registering 17 assists.
His injury hell saw him miss over 1,000 days of action though, and he did not fare any better on his return to Newcastle before being released.
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