Andy Carroll left West Ham United for Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has stated in The Sun the joke that was prevalent about Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll at the London club.

The 30-year-old former Liverpool striker initially joined West Ham on loan from the Reds in 2012 and made the move permanent in 2013.

The England international parted company with the Hammers at the end of last season and returned to his former club Newcastle on a free transfer.

During his time at West Ham, Carroll was often injured and failed to play regularly for the London club.

West Ham vice-chairman Brady has given her take on the striker and has shared the joke that was prevalent at the London club when he was there.

Brady wrote about Carroll in The Sun: “He was seen in ours just over a hundred times, many as a sub, in seven years. Early in his career he was noted for confrontation, including with a colleague or two.

“With us, there was a glossary of reasons for all sorts of non-appearances and perhaps unfairly the joke was he used to go to his grandma’s funerals quite regularly. While he always tried on the pitch, he appeared to be trying harder off it.”

Stats

Carroll has made five substitute appearances in the Premier League for Newcastle so far this season, according to WhoScored.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the Englishman made three starts and nine substitute appearances in the league for the Hammers, while back in 2017-18, the 30-year-old made seven starts and nine substitute appearance in the league, according to WhoScored.

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