Sam Allardyce – Andy Carroll Not Coming To West Ham

In The People yesterday West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, the former Newcastle boss, has said he has ruled out the possibility of signing Andy Carroll on loan for next season.

Andy Carroll – not going to West Ham on loan

It’s clear that West Ham were willing to pay big money for the former Newcastle striker, who is also still friends with former team-mate Kevin Nolan, the West Ham captain.

And Kevin said over the weekend that  if it was possible, he’d love to see Andy at West Ham for the coming season,  because Andy is such a quality  player.

But Allardyce has said that a loan deal at West Ham is no longer possible, even though big Sam thinks getting Andy to the Hammers would have greatly helped the London club stay in the Premier League next season.

West Ham bid £2M to take Andy on loan for the season, and then £17M as an option to sign the 23 year-old permanently next May, but big Sam is saying there is now no hope of him coming to West Ham.

This is what Allardyce told The People.

“I would probably have stuck my neck out and said we would almost certainly stay up with him on board.”  “We wouldn’t have thought we would have had any chance of signing a player of Andy Carroll’s capabilities.”

“But it became clear a couple of weeks ago there was a possibility of a loan. Unfortunately at this moment, it’s not the case.”

So what has happened that has caused big Sam to say this?

We have to think that Andy has told the east London club that he  just doesn’t want to go to West Ham, and it seems the Hammers have accepted that.

So the next question is have Newcastle moved a step closer to resigning their former striker?

We don’t know, but it does seem like the ball in now in Newcastle’s court, if they can reach agreement with Liverpool on a fee for their former local striker.

But since Newcastle have been unable to reach agreement with other clubs for any of our targets so far this summer, it could still be difficult to bring Andy back to Tyneside.

But this statement by Sam does seem to point towards the real possibility that Andy will only join Newcastle United, if he is to leave Liverpool, and that’s a huge advantage for the Tyneside club.

What do you think?

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14 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Aug 6, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Can see the lad coming home very soon

  • BelfastMagpie87

    Aug 6, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Butler go to bed you troll.. 🙂

  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Aug 6, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Debuchy Douglas Coloccini Santon
    HBA Cabaye Remy
    Ba Cisse
    Debuchy Douglas Coloccini Santon
    HBA Ba Cabaye
    Caroll Cisse

    Either team: Top 4? FA/ League Cup? Europa win?
    Anything is possible, lads, remember this could be our best season Ba none!!!

    Come on Ruddy, let’s get these puns on a roll!


    Aug 6, 2012 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #4

    I really do hope he returns to us, just could be a massive force upfront, either on the bench for a plan B if the games aren’t going to well.
    I believe we’ll pull him back this season, just imagine Cisse, Ba and Carroll, now that’s a force eh?
    He’s welcome home


    Aug 6, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #5


    Douglas over Saylor? Why..

  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Aug 6, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Well, whilst Steven is a force to be wreck ones with, no one knows his good Douglas actually is apart from his utter strength. So whilst we have not signed him yet I believe they’ll take turns in that starting CB roll. Saylor the goal-scoring defender, Douglas the strong big Brazilian making his presence known on the field. 2 very different attributes, more dynamics.

    What would be your desired 2012/13 starting XI, lads?

  • Brutooon

    Aug 6, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Even if the TRAITOR Mandy Carroll is back, the best he be will be at the Bench !!!

  • cndrbrown

    Aug 6, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #8

    I can see him coming through, and challenging BA for a role. Weather or not a fee can be agreed, I firmly believe he is done at liverpool. I think however, that Liverpool has to much pride to let him go on a bargain

  • cndrbrown

    Aug 6, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #9

    I can see him coming through, and challenging BA for a role. Weather or not a fee can be agreed, I firmly believe he is done at liverpool. I think however, that Liverpool has to much pride to let him go on a bargain.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 6, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #10


    Grow up.

  • arctoa

    Aug 6, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m not sold on Douglas. From what little I’ve seen of him he reminds me rather too much of Titus Bramble for my liking.

  • toonarmyuk

    Aug 6, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry Ed – have loved your website for years, despite not always agreeing on some of the ways in which you phrase your headlines (a la Daily mail etc), but when you start putting ads on your website that play annoying audio automatically without an apparent way to switch it off (Dettol in this case, at the VERY bottom of the page), then for me you’ve sold out.

    Au revoir.

  • arctoa

    Aug 6, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #13

    I’m pretty sure Ed doesn’t choose the adverts that appear. Besides, just get Ad Block Plus or something. It’s fair play to do so these days with all the malicious code that can be placed in advertisements now.

  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #14

    Andy Carroll has now priced himself out of the market and will have his very own seat at anfield and every other premier league ground next season as number 12 !!!!!!!


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