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Andy Carroll has not scored a single Premier League goal this season.

Tottenham are considering a move for Andy Carroll to solve their striker crisis

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Andy Carroll has had so many injury problems during his career.

The striker, who currently plays for West Ham, was once one of the brightest young prospects in the country.

He made his name at Newcastle, having a breakout season in 2010/11.

His performances meant he secured the move to Liverpool but, unfortunately, his career has gone downhill from there.

After failing to make the grade at Liverpool, he was shipped out to West Ham, where he has been ravaged by numerous injury problems.

He missed the opening 14 games for his side in the Premier League this season, making his return to action against Cardiff.

The 30-year-old has featured in every match since, but has failed to score a single goal this season.

He is also without an assist to his name.

However, astonishingly, he could be about to make one of the most surprising moves of the January transfer window.

According to the Sun, Tottenham are looking at the possibility of signing the target man to solve their injury crisis.

Andy Carroll hasn't scored a Premier League goal this season

Spurs only have one striker available to them at the moment, Fernando Llorente, following Harry Kane's injury earlier this month.

There are even doubts surrounding Llorente, who has scored just once in his 21 Premier League appearances for Spurs since joining from Swansea.

His latest performance was also less than convincing, with the Spaniard actually netting an own-goal and missing a sitter in Tottenham's narrow 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday.

Carroll will become a free agent this summer and would be available for just £2 million, meaning Tottenham could offer him an 18-month deal.

That would be a major surprise. Carroll has featured in just 25 games in the last two Premier League seasons, scoring just three goals in the process.

Fernando Llorente failed to impress for Tottenham against Fulham

However, this may not deter Tottenham, who could end up signing him in a cut price deal.

The report adds that Spurs are also interested in Callum Wilson, although Eddie Howe has previously insisted that the English striker will not be sold this January.

A potential deal for Carroll will come as even more of a surprise given his performance against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Newcastle born player had the chance to open his tally for the Premier League season but failed to put the ball in the back of the net from a couple of yards out.

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Manuel Pellegrini addressed his miss after the game, claiming that he'll improve as he gets more game time under his belt.

"Andy had a very clear chance, but he's had a very long time without playing," he said, per Sky Sports.

"It's not easy for a player to recover immediately his best shape but he is working hard and I'm sure he'll improve game by game."

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Topics:
Football
Andy Carroll
Fernando Llorente
Harry Kane
England Football
Premier League
Callum Wilson
West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur

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