Having formed a successful relationship both on and off the field at Newcastle, it appears Kevin Nolan is attempting to rekindle his and Andy Carroll’s association at West Ham. The Hammers captain claims that he would be over the moon for his former teammate to link up with him again, although has expressed doubt over such a deal materializing.
The two players were part of the successful Newcastle squad that regained promotion to the Premiership, as well as playing together on numerous occasions in the top flight. As well as forging a successful playing partnership, it is also understood that the duo became very close personal friends. Bearing this in mind, any efforts from Nolan to persuade the England striker to join him at West Ham would probably be at least listened to.
Speaking to the Mirror, Nolan said, “I would be delighted if Andy Carroll would come and join us here. I am not too sure whether Brendon will let him out but there is lots of speculation but there always is surrounding Andy.”
However, despite Nolan’s wishes, it is understood that Carroll has no interest whatsoever in a switch to London and instead has his heart set on a return to Newcastle. Moreover, Sam Allardyce’s recent comments to the media have indicated that the transfer to West Ham is all but off, with the Hammers boss saying, “We wouldn’t have thought we would have had any chance of signing a player of Andy Carroll’s capabilities but it became clear a couple of weeks ago there was a possibility of a loan. Unfortunately, at this moment, it’s not the case.”
With the Reds reportedly edging closer to the signing of Fulham forward Clint Dempsey, it would appear likely for Carroll to move further down the pecking order. However, whether or not he departs will depend solely on Liverpool’s, and the player’s, resolve.