West Ham United are ready to make a dramatic U-turn and offer Andy Carroll a new contract, according to The Sun.
The former Liverpool striker has played just one full game in the Premier League this season and his deal expires this summer.
Many had believed that the Irons were poised to allow Carroll to leave the club, taking him off of their hefty wage bill – he earns around £100,000-per-week.
Indeed, the report states that the striker, who represented England at Euro 2012, has cost the Hammers a total of £6million across the past 12 months.
But The Sun claim that a pay-as-you-play deal is now on the cards, with the Irons holding “sympathy” for the 30-year-old and looking to incentivise his playing time.
It’s time for West Ham to cut Carroll loose and forget about the whole affair.
Across 142 total games for the Irons, he has scored just 34 goals; that’s a rough rate of a goal every four matches.
This is not a player who deserves any loyalty from the club.
Bringing just one of them in would add further confusion to the striker situation at the club; why, then, would they have any inclination to keep Carroll?
He is injury-prone, overpaid and, even when he’s fit, not the best they could get.
Tell him to leave.