West Ham United striker Andy Carroll will see his contract run out at the end of the season, and he could be offered a fresh challenge away from England.
Carroll’s current contract at the London Stadium runs out at the end of the campaign. The Daily Mirror recently reported that the Hammers have the option to extend his terms by another two years.
But it appears that he may be offered an escape route this summer. The Daily Mirror (22/12; page 68) is reporting that Gala are ready to offer Carroll a contract.
It is not clear what West Ham’s stance on Carroll’s future is. But with Galatasaray able to enter into talks with the 29-year-old when the January transfer window opens, perhaps the Hammers may have to make their move sooner rather than later if they hope to keep him.
Deciding what to do with Carroll’s contract will probably not be an easy decision for Manuel Pellegrini. If he could guarantee that the former Liverpool man was going to stay fit for the majority of the two years, it would arguably be a no-brainer to keep him.
However, Carroll – who earns £90,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – is going to do well during the remaining years of his career to shake off the injury-prone tag. And there are likely to be plenty of supporters who feel that now is the right time to allow him to move on.