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New England keen on Carroll

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MLS outfit New England Revolution are keen on taking West Ham striker Andy Carroll the the US, according to NBC’s ProSoccerTalk.

The £90,000-a-week target man [Spotrac] looks as if he could be on his way out of the London Stadium after undergoing ankle surgery and with the club signalling no intent to offer him a new deal upon the expiry of his current contract this summer, as reported by the Daily Mail.

But it is understood that Revolution could be a prospective destination in a change of continents for the 30-year-old if and when he does leave the Hammers.

OPINION

This makes a lot of sense really. Carroll is almost certainly on his way out of West Ham, and if he were to go, it’s difficult to see how he could continue his career in England. The physical impact of such a robust game has taken its toll on the forward, and that isn’t going to get any better. Nobody in the Premier League would be willing to take a gamble, surely, and even moving down to the Championship would probably only do more to aggravate his longstanding issues. Moving stateside, however, where the game is less intense and the standard is, honestly, a little lower, could suit the big Geordie down to the ground. It has been shown time and time again that it can be exactly what is needed to kickstart a player’s career, and can be the ideal way of winding down their playing days. Look at the new lease of life Wayne Rooney has been given, or the success of ageing stars like David Villa and Robbie Keane in years gone by. This would be the perfect move for Carroll, no doubt about it.

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