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Murphy: Carroll exit was inevitable

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Danny Murphy has suggested that Andy Carroll’s exit from West Ham was an inevitability.

It was confirmed on Wednesday, as reported by the BBC, that will be leaving at the end of his contract this summer.

And Murphy, speaking on talkSPORT, as quoted by Claret & Hugh, admitted that he is not surprised by the decision.

He said: “It’s inevitable.

“Inevitable that they were going to let him go.

“You are not going to keep him. He’s not contributed enough, you have got to let him go.”

OPINION

You have to agree with Murphy on this one. is a handy player to have around on his day, but the fact of the matter is that injuries have conspired to ensure that it isn’t his day often enough. At first, he got away with it on account of his natural physicality, but there were times watching him last season when he looked hugely immobile. Carroll was never the quickest or the most agile as it was, but the problems he has had to endure have really taken the wind out of his sails, and it is indeed no surprise to see him move on. Where he goes now is anybody’s guess. You would assume that he will struggle to find another League side, but equally, a drop down to the Championship is hard to envisage. Perhaps a move abroad, to the say, would be the wisest career decision for the big Geordie.

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