Andy Carroll has revealed that one of the main motives for joining West Ham on a permanent deal is their upcoming move to the Olympic Stadium.

Carroll joined the Hammers earlier this week having impressed in a loan deal from Liverpool last season.

The striker signed a six-year contract taking him past 2016, when the scheduled move to the Olympic Stadium is set to take place.

Carroll told West Ham TV: "It's massive. The Club's only going one way and that's what I want to be a part of.

"The fans are never quiet here [at the Boleyn Ground] and it's going to be even better at the Olympic Stadium when more people can fit in. I can't wait."

Carroll scored seven goals in 23 appearances for West Ham after joining on a season long loan from Anfield, and helped the club to a top-half finish on their first season back from the Championship.

The forward has also played for England on nine occasions, finding the net twice, and revealed getting back into the England fold is one of his aims.

He added: "I want to keep fit, score goals and perform week-in week-out. If I do that hopefully I'll get into the England team. If it comes with England, then it'll come.”

Carroll’s career has not hit the heights it was expected to after a £35m move from Newcastle to Liverpool. He scored just 11 times in 58 appearances when at the Merseyside club.

 

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