Galatasaray’s reported interest in Andy Carroll creates dilemma for West Ham

Andy Carroll of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on December 7, 2018 in Romford, England.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is reportedly on the radar of Galatasaray.

Andy Carroll of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on December 7, 2018 in Romford, England.

According to Sabah, Galatasaray are interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham United in the January transfer window, and it does put the London club in a dilemma.

Carroll has had injury issues during his time at West Ham, but the former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker is now fully fit.

 

The 29-year-old striker has not made a massive impact during his time at the Hammers so far, and the England international will struggle to play regularly when everyone is fit.

With Marko Arnautovic on the sidelines at the moment, as reported by BBC Sport, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini may need Carroll in the coming weeks.

Andy Carroll of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

However, given the striker’s injury record, it will be a risk for the Hammers to put too much faith in the 29-year-old.

Moreover, Carroll is a massive wage at West Ham, with Spotrac.com claiming that the striker is earning £90,000 per week as salary at the London club at the moment.

Galatasaray’s reported interest in Carroll does put West Ham in a dilemma on whether to sell him in January or keep him.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04, Andy Carroll of West Ham United gestures during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City FC at London Stadium on December 4, 2018 in...

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