England international striker Andy Carroll is close to completing a ￡15million move to West Ham from Liverpool. The striker passed a medical yesterday and is expected to complete the transfer in the next few days.The 24-year-old spent last season on-loan at the Boleyn Ground, scoring seven goals in 24 appearances, despite suffering periods on the treatment table while in the East End. He has impressed the West Ham hierarchy enough to earn himself a permanent move.cheap jerseys
When Carroll arrived at Liverpool for ￡35million from Newcastle in 2011, he was rated as one of the top young strikers in the country and big things were expected from the Geordie. Unfortunately, it did not work out how he would have liked it to at Anfield and he never really settled on Merseyside.Six goals in 44 appearances for the Reds told of an unhappy time at Liverpool for the England international. Although the player himself claimed the price tag never affected him, it seemed like a milestone round his neck at times.
People judged him as Andy Carroll the British record transfer and then looked at his goal tally for Liverpool and mocked him at times. Carroll was unfortunately labelled a flop, despite showing flashes of what he could do at Anfield.
When Brendan Rodgers arrived at Anfield, the writing was on the wall for Andy Carroll. Rodgers likes his team to play passing, attacking football and it was obvious that Rodgers did not see Carroll as a player that could adapt to his style of play.The saying is never judge a book by its cover, and just because Andy Carroll is tall does not mean he cannot play with the ball at his feet. The former-Newcastle player is decent at linking up play and it would be wrong just to label him as a targetman.cheap soccer jerseys