Europa League champions Sevilla are planning to possibly pull off one of the most surprising moves of the summer, after AS claimed that they were interested in bringing West Ham forward Andy Carroll to the club (via Metro).
The La Liga side lost Carlos Bacca to AC Milan earlier in the window, and, while the Metro claim that Fernando Llorente is their top target, they have earmarked the 26-year-old as a potential loan signing.
The England international has not played any competitive football since February, and his injury-plagued time at the Boleyn Ground suffered possibly its most embarrassing setback recently, as he suffered another ankle injury while putting on his shoes (via Metro).
Having undoubtedly been a flop at Liverpool, a loan move at Upton Park appeared to confirm that he did have the talent to fulfil the blueprint to become the traditional ‘English number nine’. However, when the Hammers made the switch permanent in 2013, the problems began once again.
His inability to maintain his fitness has restricted him to just 29 Premier League appearances in two years. That injury record, as well as Slaven Bilic’s current lack of options, makes this deal seem very unlikely.
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