WEST HAM are contemplating a shock choice to supply injury-jinxed Andy Carroll a brand new contract.
Striker Carroll is simply weeks away from turning into a free agent on the finish of a whopping six 12 months contract, having performed only one full sport this season.
He has price West Ham round £6 million this 12 months alone in wages and different prices together with medical payments – in return for one purpose.
Caroll, 30, is at the moment recovering from his newest bout of surgical procedure and sporting a protecting boot on his ankle.
However a membership insider mentioned: “There’s an argument for it. Any deal could be structured utterly in another way to the present one.
“A minimal fundamental wage plus closely incentivised funds in return for begins and targets and issues like that. That will put the onus on him to be match and prepared.
“There’s sympathy for the participant. The membership has grown uninterested in all of the setbacks but when he can keep match and it prices West Ham subsequent to nothing, there’s not a lot to lose.
“There have been early discussions about it on the membership. But when I had been Andy or advising him, I’d in all probability be considering it will be smart to remain at West Ham.”
SunSport’s shock revelation will stun West Ham followers who’ve sympathy for Carroll however firmly imagine it’s time to reduce the previous England ahead adrift and spend the cash elsewhere.
Carroll’s wages of round £100okay per week alone have set West Ham again round £31 million since he joined them for £15 million from Liverpool in 2013.
He additionally missed massive chunks of final season by means of damage and has been blighted by issues all through his time with The Hammers.
Carroll even injured his ankle placing on his trainers at residence and despatched safety CCTV footage from his home of the incident to the membership as proof of his declare.
His most up-to-date look for West Ham was within the 1-Zero defeat at Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis – his solely full 90 minutes of the marketing campaign.
He’s again in gentle coaching already doing higher physique work within the membership fitness center at West Ham’s Essex coaching floor whereas his ankle mends.
Carroll is planning to spend the summer time figuring out to show he’s in the very best form.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is contemplating his hanging choices with Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez an enormous goal for the summer time and questions over whether or not Austrian Marko Arnautovic will keep.
West Ham are additionally making ready to say goodbye to widespread keeper Adrian, who is about to depart searching for first workforce soccer after rising annoyed at being No.2 to Lukasz Fabianski.