Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Andy Carroll Signs for West Ham

Andy Carroll has now confirmed his future - finally! He has signed an £80,000 a week deal with West Ham from Liverpool for a club record fee £15 million after passing a medical.

Carroll, originally demanding £100,000 a week wages has had to settle for £80,000 a week to match his Liverpool wages, in order to push through a move to the club he spent on loan last season, West Ham United. He is contracted for 6 years with an option to extend it a further 2 years.

Andy has played for England 9 times scoring twice, against Ghana and Sweden, since he earned his debut against France in November 2011 after some impressive performances for Newcastle.

Liverpool splashed out £35 million on the 24 year-old striker from Newcastle United in 2011 but he only played in 44 games, scoring 6 goals over the two years he spent there. However his time at Liverpool was plagued with injury and he never really got the chance to prove himself. Brendan Rogers eventually sent him out on a season-long loan in August to West Ham (who had to pay Liverpool £2 million).

He scored his first goal for West Ham in November against Tottenham Hotspur but was then out injured for 3 months! He came back on great form though, scoring against Swansea and finishing with 7 goals in 24 appearances!

West Ham have smashed their transfer record, paying £15 million with the old record being set at £10.75 million for Matt Jarvis in 2012. Meanwhile, Liverpool have made a £20 million loss on Carroll, with him not even been played enough to be worth it!

As a Newcastle fan, I'm a big fan of Andy Carroll and although I would of loved to see him in a Newcastle shirt once again but I hope he has a good career and makes his boyhood club proud!

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