West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has a two-year extension option in his contract with the club, according to Claret & Hugh.
The respected Hammers news source claims that the former Liverpool man could be set to stay at the London Stadium for another two years.
The 29-year-old, on a reported £90,000-per-week [Source: Spotrac], has endured an injury ravaged time in East London, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
However, it will obviously be the club’s decision whether they trigger the extension clause or not, meaning Carroll could still depart at the end of the campaign.
What a saga Carroll’s time at West Ham has turned into. The man is unstoppable on his day, but he’s simply too unreliable for the Hammers to even consider extending his contract. To be tethered to him for another two years, the majority of which he will spend on the treatment table if history is anything to go by, would be a financial disaster for the club. They have already wasted too much money on him, they don’t need to voluntarily choose to waste any more. The England international has been unlucky, of course, but if he’s not contributing on the pitch then he’s just taking up space at the club. Manuel Pellegrini should be urging the board to show Carroll the door once his contract expires next summer. He’s a good player but he cannot be relied upon to play regular football. He’s deadweight for the team at this point and it would be bizarre for them to choose to remain in the Carroll business beyond this season.