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David Gold Thinks Andy Carroll Switch Likely

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After not hearing much over the past few weeks, West Ham joint-chairman David Gold has asserted that the chances of Andy Carroll agreeing to a permanent move have risen significantly.

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After Liverpool and West Ham reportedly agreed to move Andy Carroll to London on a permanent basis, all that was left to seal the deal was the approval of the player, who seemed to enjoy his time at Upton Park and became a well-liked and important member of Sam Allardyce's squad. Sorting through his intentions have been difficult, though, as he's not made any sort of public statements regarding his future, with talk of a return to Newcastle working its way back into the picture as well as a desire to prove himself at Liverpool. Yesterday West Ham joint-chairman David Gold made claims that the London move is far more likely, however, shedding light on a story that's gone untouched for a week or two.

Responding to a question on Twitter about whether or not Carroll would be heading to West Ham, Gold had this to say:

So it wasn't as likely to happen as we thought it was before, but now it's about as likely as we though it was before. Or something. Either way, talks are apparently happening and Liverpool will hopefully soon have closure on the fate of Andy Carroll to go along with a transfer package that may or may not include a partial payoff in order for West Ham to take him aboard.

Now, if they'd just get Ian Ayre a Twitter account so we could have question and answer sessions about transfer deals and his favorite Shelley Long movie. Troop Beverly Hills, probably.

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