West Ham United have announced today that they have completed the signing of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll on a six-year-deal, worth a reported £15m.
The English-striker spent last season on loan at Upton Park, and despite only scoring seven goals for the club, he still impressed people at the club and has finally agreed to join the club on a permanent basis.
After his move from Newcastle United to Liverpool for a whopping £35m, which is a British transfer record, he never really settled in at Anfield and his loan move to the Hammers came a year later.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, they have now sold Carroll at a loss of £20m.
It was confirmed last night by West Ham's co-chairman, David Gold, on Twitter, that the club managed to push Carroll's medical forward and that the striker passed the test with flying colours.
It was then announced today that the Englishman had penned a six-year-deal at the club worth an estimated £80k-a-week.
Carroll has recently spoken about his move to West Ham on a permanent basis, and he has labelled it as a fantastic move for him.
"It's fantastic for me to be here. I really enjoyed last season, and that shows in me coming back and making it permanent," the 24-year-old told the club's official website. "The fans, the lads and the club itself has been great to me, and what I wanted to do was come back here and play football.
"Since the end of the season I've had a lot of time to think, I've missed it and that's why I'm back. Getting promoted the season before last, then finishing where we did - we did great, and it can only get better for us.
"The way the club's being run, obviously getting the new stadium and everything like that, it's only going up."
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