Report: Slaven Bilic unsure about Andy Carroll, West Ham co-owners want him to stay

Andy Carroll Warms Up

Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been linked with a move from West Ham United to his old club Newcastle United this summer.

Newly-appointed West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is not sure whether he can rely on Andy Carroll, according to The Daily Star.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that Bilic wants a striker to rely on for goals during the 2015-16 campaign, and that he is not sure if former Newcastle United star Carroll is that man.

However, according to The Daily Star, West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan want to retain the services of Carroll.

The Chronicle reported earlier this month that the striker’s former club Newcastle  are interested in him.

Should Slaven Bilic have faith in Andy Carroll?

Carroll has been on the books of West Ham on a permanent contract since the summer of 2013 and has a deal until June 2019.

The England international striker has struggled with injuries over the past two years and is not guaranteed playing time at the Hammers.

The former Liverpool striker could make only 14 appearances in the Premier League in the 2014-15 season, scoring five goals and creating 11 chances in the process.

In the 2013-14 campaign, Carroll scored two goals and created 15 chances in 15 Premier League matches.

It is clear that the main reason behind the former Liverpool striker’s struggles at West Ham has been injuries.

The Englishman has been working on his fitness during pre-season, and Bilic should give him a chance during pre-season to prove that he can play an important role for the team during the 2015-16 campaign.

For all of the latest transfer news, rumours and exclusive reports from HITC and around the web, follow @HITCdeadlineday by clicking here.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch