Micky Quinn shocked West Ham United are reportedly planning to sell Andy Carroll

West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll (L) vuies with Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian defender Juan Foyth during the English League Cup fourth round football match between...

West Ham United striker Andy Caroll has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium.

Andy Carroll of West Ham Unted reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.

Micky Quinn has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 10th January, that he is shocked West Ham United are considering selling Andy Carroll.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, West Ham may cash in on the target man in January amid interest from Chelsea.

But Quinn feels that West Ham would be making a mistake to sell Carroll, as he is still a useful player for David Moyes’ side.

West Ham United's English striker Andy Carroll (L) vuies with Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian defender Juan Foyth during the English League Cup fourth round football match between...

“I’m surprised they are selling Andy Carroll,” Quinn said.

“Why are they selling him? They need every useful player they’ve got at the moment!”

Carroll has struggled at West Ham this season, with goals not flowing frequently.

The England international forward scored twice against West Bromwich Albion recently, but Carroll has not hit the back of the net before or after that.

Andy Carroll of West Ham Unted reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.

West Ham are thought to be wanting to add a striker to their ranks this month, but they are yet to make a signing so far.

Carroll’s departure could increase Moyes’ transfer budget, but whether the Scot will actually agree to a sale remains to be seen.

West Ham are currently in 15th place in the Premier League table, just two points above the drop zone.

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