David Sullivan talks up Andy Carroll's possible future return to Newcastle United

David Sullivan claims Andy Carroll would only leave West Ham for Newcastle United.

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has told Sky Sports that he thinks Newcastle are the only club that striker Andy Carroll would leave for.

Carroll, 26, initially joined the Hammers on loan from Liverpool back in 2012, but made his move permanent just a year later, having scored seven goals in 24 games.

The giant forward's career at West Ham has been blighted by injuries, making a total of 67 appearances and hitting only 15 goals in that time.

Still, few players can match Carroll's incredible aerial prowess, and he offers West Ham another dimension, if Slaven Bilic so wishes to play that way.

However, recent speculation from The Times suggested that Newcastle were hoping to bring the Geordie striker back to St. James' Park, but West Ham wanted around £18m for his services.

Newcastle could certainly do with a boost in attack, but whether fans would want to see Carroll come back to the club after leaving for Liverpool in 2011 remains to be seen.

Now, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has responded to the speculation, stating that he can't see Carroll leaving - but knows that if he was to go to any other club, it would almost certainly be Newcastle.

"Andy is doing a great job, he's a part of the club and part of the team," said Sullivan. "I think it's very unlikely he'd want to go anywhere. I mean, realistically, he has got a fiancee and a baby in this area, whether he'd go back to Newcastle to go back to his home, I wouldn't think there's any other club he would go to apart from Newcastle," he added.

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