The Express and Star have regurgitated a growing rumour of the last few weeks that Norwegian striker John Carew could be off to the East London outfit. And despite Aston Villa’s lack of options in attack it would seem Gerard Houllier is desperate to get rid of the striker. The two do not get on ever since they were together at Lyon and it would appear neither is willing to put the past behind them. Added to this on £52,000 a week Carew is a drain on Villa’s wage bill if he is only going to be filling the bench.
For West Ham’s part they are in need of goals to help lift them from the bottom of the table, and prevent them from being cut adrift by the rest of the League. With reported interest in their current top hit man, Carlton Cole, from Liverpool they will need a replacement and someone with Carew’s ability in front of goal along with his physical presence he could be just the thing to start a bid for survival in the Premier League. However with debts of up to £90million hanging over West Ham they will need to drive a hard bargain, and question remain over the fitness of the big Norwegian.
So will John Carew be swapping claret and blue this January – RATE THE RUMOUR