West Ham fear Liverpool could recall Carroll in January
Tuesday 04 September 2012
Fears are growing within Upton Park that West Ham United could lose Andy Carroll back to Liverpool in January as Brendan Rodgers’ side’s striking woes continue. The Daily Mail reports that there is growing speculation that Liverpool may be able to recall Carroll, who cost them £35m in January 2011, as owner John W. Henry refuses to sanction spending on a top quality replacement.
West Ham are also keen to ensure that Carroll is theirs to keep on a permanent basis at the end of the season as reports grow that the future permanent agreement depends on the Hammers staying in the Premier League. However, West Ham are convinced that Carroll, who made his debut in spectacular fashion last Saturday as he helped his new side to a 3-0 victory over Fulham, is theirs to keep for a fee of around £17m if Sam Allardyce wishes. Carroll is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up on his Hammers debut after an awkward fall, an injury which prevented him from joining up with the England squad.
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