Andy Carroll may well have played his last game for West Ham United.
Out of contract this summer, Carroll has picked up another ankle injury.
The 30-year-old bounced back from ankle surgery to make his return in the latter stages of 2018, but has not played in West Ham’s last two Premier League matches.
Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed on Thursday that the centre-forward had picked up another issue, but refused to put a timescale on it.
West Ham can trigger an extension to Carroll’s contract if they wish, but it seems likely that he will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The news has been discussed by the Newcastle United fans on social media, with some insisting that they would not take the nine-time England international back.
Carroll scored 33 times in 90 appearances during his time at Newcastle, but is now seemingly battling to save his career in the top flight.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Magpies fans can be seen below:
Here we go, the Chron should we bring him back starts again. No!
— Lescurry@gmail.com (@Lescurrygmailc1) March 14, 2019
We don’t want the crock!!!
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) March 14, 2019
Sad to ask but; when did it start? #nufc
— Boo2Goose (@Boo2Goose) March 14, 2019
Thankfully he’s not under 25 so we won’t be signing him!
— Phillwillkill (@Phillwillkill) March 14, 2019
It never started
— me (@megnufc) March 14, 2019
To be fair, I’d rather have him on the bench than Joselu.
— Cola (@Percycola) March 14, 2019
Maybe so but Carroll just cant keep fit. Hes been on treatment table than grass in last few years
— Scotty ⚫⚪NUFC⚫⚪ (@ScottyT9804) March 14, 2019