The Sun claims that Andy Carroll is being lined up by Everton in a £20m deal that would bring him back to Merseyside. Everton's under-fire boss Ronald Koeman supposedly has the West Ham striker top of his list to finally replace Romelu Lukaku.
The club's failure to land a striker after pocketing £75m selling Lukaku to Manchester United has supposedly sparked tension between Koeman, Director of Football Steve Walsh and Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright.
Injury-hit Carroll, 28, joined Hammers from Liverpool four years ago having spent 18 months at Anfield following a £35m move from Newcastle. He missed the start of the season with a groin problem but made his comeback in last month's win over Huddersfield.
Carroll has 18 months left on his £110,000-a-week deal and the speculation is that West Ham could be prepared to look at a cash deal if they get the right offer in January.
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1 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:56:34
2 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:56:52
3 Posted 30/09/2017 at 23:59:37
Sack him now if true!
4 Posted 30/09/2017 at 00:03:25
Well, that's everything sorted then, phew! A fit, strong, pacey, injury-free striker to sort us out and save Ronald's bacon.
5 Posted 01/10/2017 at 01:27:47
There's a guy who stole a living like so many others.
He's rarely fit and when he is, he's hit and miss. If we buy him, we should fire Walsh and Koeman.
Carroll is a poor man's Duncan Ferguson if you can imagine such a thing given Big Dunc spent so much time injured or suspended
6 Posted 01/10/2017 at 01:29:29
7 Posted 01/10/2017 at 01:39:06
8 Posted 01/10/2017 at 01:47:00
9 Posted 01/10/2017 at 01:54:54
10 Posted 01/10/2017 at 02:12:48
11 Posted 01/10/2017 at 02:21:33
Giroud, Benteke, Caroll. We're even being linked with the lower level of donkey now. Any brief pretensions we had to being a Big Club, the media will take great delight in besmirching another dividend of the Koeman era.
12 Posted 01/10/2017 at 02:22:41
It's so ridiculous it's actually funny, something to be laughed at not to be angry at.
13 Posted 01/10/2017 at 03:12:29
14 Posted 01/10/2017 at 04:01:02
15 Posted 01/10/2017 at 04:08:00
16 Posted 01/10/2017 at 05:29:20
17 Posted 01/10/2017 at 06:14:27
18 Posted 01/10/2017 at 06:44:09
19 Posted 01/10/2017 at 08:18:13
20 Posted 01/10/2017 at 08:56:16
21 Posted 01/10/2017 at 09:22:32
22 Posted 01/10/2017 at 09:25:03
Our biggest [problem recruiting a top striker is the fact that with Koeman at the helm we are not going to be a top team and top strikers want to play in tops teams - Lukaku?
Get Ancelotti before someone else and tell him he has from now to Jan to source that striker
As so many have already stated, its easy this football management.
23 Posted 01/10/2017 at 09:35:03
As for Carroll? We might as well tap Tyson Fury up he is a big useless lump but might be a cheaper option.
24 Posted 01/10/2017 at 09:45:02
25 Posted 01/10/2017 at 10:15:45
26 Posted 01/10/2017 at 10:25:58
27 Posted 01/10/2017 at 10:29:08
28 Posted 01/10/2017 at 10:32:31
29 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:07:36
30 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:14:13
This rumour has about as much chance of actually happening as the Cavani rumour. Who knows Niasse, assuming Koeman gets his act together and gives him the opportunity, and Calvert-Lewin might by knocking in the goals by then so we might not need to buy anyone other than a back up for those two.
31 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:33:03
32 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:38:03
33 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:41:44
34 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:43:25
35 Posted 01/10/2017 at 11:46:02
* Reaches for the bleach...
36 Posted 01/10/2017 at 12:11:59
37 Posted 01/10/2017 at 12:21:12
38 Posted 01/10/2017 at 12:34:51
Sack the Board.
39 Posted 01/10/2017 at 12:54:49
40 Posted 01/10/2017 at 13:12:38
41 Posted 01/10/2017 at 15:04:02
42 Posted 01/10/2017 at 18:06:18
Andy Carroll... the saviour of Everton. Somehow, I don't think so. But we do need a saviour that is blatantly obvious.
43 Posted 01/10/2017 at 18:39:26
44 Posted 01/10/2017 at 19:15:09
Chris Wood £16Mill. Market value, however West Ham will not sell for £20Mill. He's not that bad for £20mil in this day an age. I wouldn't like to defend against him, but man bun and all that, the wanker.
45 Posted 01/10/2017 at 19:51:51
We seem to have the strange idea that we are anything more than a mid table side (with a bit of luck).
46 Posted 01/10/2017 at 19:53:29
47 Posted 01/10/2017 at 20:04:15
48 Posted 01/10/2017 at 20:33:58
49 Posted 01/10/2017 at 22:20:26
50 Posted 01/10/2017 at 22:42:50
51 Posted 01/10/2017 at 22:55:25
52 Posted 01/10/2017 at 23:47:14
We have no wingers to deliver into the box and Carroll is either out of form or injured too often.
If this story holds any weight.
We all despair.
53 Posted 02/10/2017 at 07:40:44
Anyway, I just read that we're after that Welsh superstar, the one from Fulchester, Shakin' Stevens. Must be true, 'cos Viz is such a reliable source.
54 Posted 02/10/2017 at 09:07:54
You couldnt make this up, could you?
55 Posted 02/10/2017 at 09:47:52
Part of me thinks he would be a threat linking up with Siggys set plays, and generally make a nuisance of himself for defenders. But £20m is silly for someone who will probably play at best 10 games a season.
56 Posted 02/10/2017 at 10:32:38
57 Posted 02/10/2017 at 11:44:13
58 Posted 02/10/2017 at 12:32:12
59 Posted 02/10/2017 at 12:35:22
60 Posted 02/10/2017 at 12:57:26
61 Posted 02/10/2017 at 14:28:12
some new emojis need to be created
62 Posted 02/10/2017 at 17:53:02
63 Posted 02/10/2017 at 19:09:44
64 Posted 03/10/2017 at 10:28:03
What do our scouts do? Buy Bolasie, Sigurdsson, Keane? Not saying these players shouldn't be signed but its hardly scouting is it.
You, me or Stevie Wonder could have signed them players just by looking and stats. And failing to dissect the stats.
65 Posted 03/10/2017 at 21:44:02
66 Posted 04/10/2017 at 02:37:55
67 Posted 04/10/2017 at 13:02:22
Could not make it up, Koeman is looking for a striker at the worst time of the year after Christmas, when he had from May to the end of August to look for one.
68 Posted 04/10/2017 at 23:30:41
Controversial choice but I'd sign Ballotelli and think we should have got him in the summer before he signed a new contract with Nice. He would have only cost a fraction of the money we were willing to put down for Giroud. He could have done a very good job until we land a first choice target.
69 Posted 05/10/2017 at 08:47:57
70 Posted 05/10/2017 at 09:10:12
71 Posted 05/10/2017 at 09:13:33
72 Posted 05/10/2017 at 09:43:14
Bolasie, Schneiderlin, Keane (in last year of contract) and Siggurdsson bought for over £130m. Add in Rooney, Williams and Martina. And almost another £30m on Sissoko. Not that our foreign purchases have been much better I suppose.
The fortune we have spent on such an average team beggars belief.
73 Posted 07/10/2017 at 10:45:22
I think this aptly sums up Carroll and this story.
74 Posted 08/10/2017 at 23:32:09
75 Posted 08/10/2017 at 23:45:54
76 Posted 10/10/2017 at 19:16:22
Complete and utter bollocks, if we want a striker from West Ham we should get Hernanadez.
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