West Ham United will reportedly offer Andy Carroll to Newcastle United in January.
That is according to Chronicle Live, which reports that the Hammers are looking to offload the forward in the next transfer window, and they will give the Magpies another chance to bring the player back to St James’ Park.
Carroll is only 25, and should in theory be reaching the peak of his career, but a number of serious injuries have seen him make just 40 appearances for West Ham since he moved to Upton Park from Liverpool.
The report goes on to claim that Alan Pardew may be willing to bring the player back to the club as he seeks players with experience and presence.
Carroll certainly has both of those, and a move to Newcastle could suit all parties given that the player is unlikely to get much game-time once he returns to full fitness following the arrivals of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia this summer.
But there is always a gamble with Carroll following a number of setbacks in the recent past, and any move is likely to be on loan as the player seeks to prove he is back to his best.