West Ham United announced via their official Twitter account on Monday that it was four years to the day that they had signed Andy Carroll in a then club-record £15m deal from Liverpool.
DO DO DO DOOOO, ANDY CARROLL! ? pic.twitter.com/j1gA58wLlO
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 19, 2017
While there has certainly been some ups – the hat-trick against Arsenal and the incredible goal against Crystal Palace last season certainly stand out – the 28-year-old’s time with the Irons has been largely blighted by injury much to the frustration of his managers and the fans.
The striker has made just 86 appearances for the east London outfit after joining them on a permanent deal from the Reds following a successful loan spell, scoring 23 goals, and could find himself further down the pecking order next term if transfer rumours are to be believed.
West Ham supporters were quick to give their responses to the tweet from the club via social media, with some wanting Carroll to leave and others describing his time with the Hammers as an “absolute disaster.”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— . (@braadP97) June 19, 2017
Apart from 20 or so games he been unplayable it's been an absolute disaster
— Simon T (@tomseynoneck) June 19, 2017
A very expensive player for the amount of Goals we get out of him.
— Terry Death (@TerryDeath) June 19, 2017
sick sick sick note! More like
— Gavlaar (@gavblake14) June 19, 2017
Oh please are we suppose to be happy about this ?! Awful signing
— Paolo (@ellingford_paul) June 19, 2017
And has played 86 games in four years. What a signing.
— Rob Galloway (@rghammer6) June 19, 2017