John Hartson offers his opinion on Andy Carroll’s future

Andy Carroll

Newcastle United and Sunderland have been linked with West Ham United striker Andy Carroll in the January transfer window.

John Hartson suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (January 5) that West Ham United striker Andy Carroll’s future is in his own hands.

According to The Mirror, West Ham are willing to offload the England international striker in the January transfer window.

Newcastle United and Sunderland are reportedly interested in signing Carroll, but former West Ham striker Harrison has doubts.

“The only way I can see this happening personally - I might be wrong, it’s an opinion - if Andy wants to go back to the North East,” said the former Wales international striker on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (January 5). “Then I think that could sway the decision probably (in favour of) Newcastle.”

Carroll joined West Ham on a permanent contract from Liverpool in the summer of 2013 after playing on loan for the London outfit during the 2012-13 season.

The former Newcastle striker has struggled with injuries for the past two or so years, but he is now fully fit and is back among the goals.

The 27-year-old has scored three goals and created five chances in 12 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Carroll has a pass accuracy of 63% and a shot accuracy of 61%, and has won 42 headers, two dribbles and one tackle.

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