West Ham United have confirmed that Andy Carroll is leaving the club this summer. The former England striker is out of contract and has not been offered a new deal at the club. It will make him a free agent in the summer and teams can bring him in for free.
Immediately, plenty of teams have been discussed as a potential location for the frontman.
Rangers are one such team. Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard has a good relationship with the 30-year-old frontman after playing together at Liverpool.
The Gateshead-born frontman, who West Ham paid a reported (The Telegraph) £16.5 million back in 2013 is undoubtedly a brilliant footballer. Strong, excellent in the air and surprisingly technically gifted his career has been blighted by injury in recent seasons.
Rangers fans have been discussing the possibility of bringing in Carroll on Twitter. Of course, some of the Ibrox faithful see the potential in a pay-as-you-play type deal for the striker.
However, Carroll was most recently on £80,000-a-week at West Ham, according to The Times. Supplementing that sort of salary is simply impossible for Rangers to consider.
The general consensus from the Ibrox faithful is that fully fit and firing they would have Carroll at Rangers in a heartbeat. However, given his recent injury record, the majority would like to see Steven Gerrard steer well clear.
A don’t want Andy Carroll or Stuart Downing anywhere near a Rangers shirt!
— HAIGY (@haigy_) May 29, 2019
Would probably bankrupt us in medical bills
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) May 29, 2019
I think he’d be decent for us but he’s so injury prone he’d barely be fit to play
— Santinopellow (@Santinopellow1) May 29, 2019
No chance injury prone
— brian corns (@beef720) May 29, 2019
Would rather Roy Carroll back
— 𝕮𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖇 (@crumb21) May 29, 2019
Absolutely no chance keep him well away from our club
— David Wilkinson (@wilkie1984) May 29, 2019
A fit Andy Carroll would be a great addition to the squad, but he’s only fit for a week or 2 at a time. Would rather use the money on a couple of players that would manage a full 90 minutes every week.
— Stephen something (@Rellim1977) May 29, 2019
Yeah he’d be great at serving half time pies.
— submarine leg-end (@legendsubmarine) May 29, 2019