West Ham ace excited by new arrivals

West Ham striker Andy Carroll says that he’s excited to see what Mauro Zarate and Cheikhou Kouyate have to offer next season.

The Hammers have swooped early to snap up the Argentine attacker and the Senegalese defender, putting transfer problems of recent windows in the past.

Carroll himself missed much of 2013/14 through injury, but he returned towards the end of the campaign to help Sam Allardyce guide the Irons clear of the relegation zone.

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The 25-year-old striker – who missed out on a spot in England’s World Cup squad – says that he is rested up and ready to go for the new season, and that he is eager to see what Zarate and Kouyate will bring to the squad:

“I have had a nice break but obviously it’s nice to be back at the training ground and amongst the lads and stuff.”he is quoted by the London Evening Stadard.

“The players we have signed are obviously positive and attacking signings, so it will be great for them to get back into training with us and see what it’s all about.”

“I didn’t want last season to end, but I’ve had a good summer and hopefully this next season is going to be a lot better than the last.”

Allardyce is understood to have been tasked with playing a more attractive brad of football after fans were critical of West Ham’s direct approach last season.