Andy Carroll will complete his long awaited permanent move to West Ham this week, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The striker should agree personal terms and put pen to paper on a deal at Upton Park to secure his £15million transfer from Liverpool.
It will end a 2 and a half year stay at Anfield, of which he spent the entire 2012/13 campaign on loan to the East London club.
After impressing Sam Allardyce, West Ham had a bid of £15million accepted by Liverpool, who will be taking a £20million loss on the £35million outlay for him when he moved from Newcastle to the Reds in January 2011.
There had been suggestions that Carroll would turn down the Hammers’ offer in place of returning to Liverpool and fighting for his place in the first team.
Carroll, according to today’s Echo, has now accepted that he has no future back at Liverpool, being sent out on loan shortly after manager Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hot seat.
The newspaper reports:
Carroll looks increasingly likely to accept a permanent move to the Hammers, who haven’t been put off by the fact he is set to miss the start of next season with a heel injury.
The £15million will come of great use to Rodgers, who is eyeing Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas, whilst Luis Suarez’s future continues to be unclear.
Carroll made 58 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 11 goals.