Liverpool’s Andy Carroll passes West Ham medical ahead of move
West Ham United joint-chairman David Gold confirms Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has passed a medical at the Hammers
David Gold has revealed that Andy Carroll passed his West Ham United medical on Tuesday evening ahead of a reported £15m move from Liverpool to Upton Park.
The 24-year-old striker is set to pen a reported six-year deal with the Hammers, worth “£15.5m plus £2m extras” – and end a miserable two-and-half year spell as Reds player.
Carroll scored seven goals in 21 top-flight appearances for the Hammers last term after joining the east London outfit on a season-long loan from Liverpool in August.
And Hammers joint-chairman Gold, who has spoken of his desire to partner Carroll with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, revealed the England international has successfully completed a medical on Tuesday evening.
We managed to bring Andy's medical forward to this evening and I am delighted to informed you that he has passed with flying colours.
— David Gold (@DavidGoldWHU) June 18, 2013
Carroll managed to score six top-flight goals in 44 Premier League appearances for the Reds after completing a club-record £35m move to the 18-time English champions from Newcastle United in January 2011.
The Gateshead-born striker, who scored 31 times in 81 games for the Magpies, is hoping to add to his nine England caps ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.