West Ham have reportedly made a decision on the future of Andy Carroll, and the Hammers have elected not to offer the striker a new contract.
Carroll will be out of contract this summer, but West Ham do have the option to extend his deal by another year if they choose to do so.
However, according to a report from Claret and Hugh, the club will not exercise the option to extend Carroll’s stay in East London.
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The report claims the club may offer him a pay-as-you-play deal, such has been the extent of his injury issues since signing for the Hammers back in 2013 for around £16m.
Now 30, Carroll has managed just 141 appearances in five years in East London, scoring 34 times and adding 17 assists.
The Hammers could still lose Marko Arnautovic this summer, who of course was heavily linked with a move to China in January, so a complete overhaul of the striking department could be on the cards.
Maxi Gomez is the man fans want brought in as their new talisman, but with Carroll expected to leave, Lucas Perez struggling to find his feet and Arnautovic still looking unhappy, there could be more than one new centre forward on their way to the London Stadium this summer.