Former West Ham United striker Andy Carroll is training with the club in a bid to keep his fitness levels high, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper claims that the 6ft 3in behemoth [Source: Transfermarkt] is back at Rush Green, despite having left the Hammers when his contract expired earlier this summer.
However, the Mail understand that there is no chance of West Ham re-signing the 30-year-old, following his injury-wrecked stint at the London Stadium.
The England international is focused on completing his rehabilitation programme ready to play again next season, and he is attracting interest from clubs in the United States of America.
Well, this is a nice gesture from the east London outfit, isn’t it? Look, clearly Carroll isn’t going to get a new contract with the Hammers, that much is obvious, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be accommodating to a former player. Carrol was a fine professional while he was at West Ham, it’s just that injury problems ruined his career with the club. So it’s perfectly reasonable for the team to open their doors to him in a bid to help him stay fit enough to attract a new club. Obviously someone who has played for England, for clubs the size of Newcastle United, Liverpool and West Ham, won’t necessarily want to make the switch to the MLS at just 30 years of age. But in Carroll’s case, it might just be the best thing for him. It could be good for his body to be away from the ferocious intensity of the Premier League, playing in a less technical league where he’s not going to face the same calibre of opposition as he would in the English top flight. Plus, it might be a nice move for his family. Still, let’s wait and see what he decides to do next.