Carroll completes West Ham switch

Andy Carroll has finally completed his £15million transfer from Liverpool to West Ham United.

The 24 year old was signed by Liverpool for £35million, a record fee for a British player, two and a half years ago but struggled to make a real impression for the Reds, scoring just six goals in forty-four league appearances.

He was sent on loan to the Hammers last season, and impressed manager Sam Allardyce enough for his to attempt to secure his services permanently.

A fee was agreed between the clubs last month, with the England international eventually agreeing terms and completing a medical within the last 48 hours.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are close to wrapping up a deal for Sevilla forward Luis Alberto, according to ESPN.

The 20 year old is one of a number of transfer targets for Brendan Rodgers, who is also reportedly lining up a deal for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, while Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas is expected to complete his move in the coming days.

Shakthar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sporting defender Tiago Ilori are both said to be the subject of bids from the club, while a move for Porto winger Christian Atsu is also a possibility.

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