Date: 17th May 2019 at 1:57pm
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West Ham United are not considering offering a fresh contract to striker Andy Carroll, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers news source claims that they were informed by a club source that there is no truth in The Sun‘s report that the 30-year-old will be offered a new deal.

The Sun’s report always seemed rather baffling considering the fact that Carroll is out of contract at the end of June and has played little football throughout his time at the London Stadium.

It appears that the 6ft 3in England international [Source: Transfermarkt] is still set to leave this summer, despite what The Sun say.

OPINION

It always seemed bizarre to think that West Ham would be considering offering arguably their most injury prone player a new contract. Carroll has completely failed to be a reliable element of the playing squad ever since he joined the club. Is that the sort of player you want to keep around the place? All the former Liverpool man has been is a drain on the club’s resources and a major hole eating into their wage bill. The Hammers can take the wages he was earning and use it on a big money summer signing, someone like Maxi Gomez or Moussa Marega perhaps. Surely that’s more realistic than them keeping a constantly-sidelined striker at the club. You have to wonder where The Sun have got this story from or whether they simply created it from thin air. Claret & Hugh have a track record of being pretty accurate when it comes to West Ham, so it’s much more likely that they’re on the ball with this one than The Sun.