Andy Carroll is uncertain of his future at West Ham.
The striker who turned 30 on Sunday, is currently coming to an end of the six-year deal with the Hammers that he signed in 2013. Although there is an option for the club to offer him a further two years, there is uncertainty whether the club will choose to exercise the option.
That is because, as potent a striker as he can be on his day, actually getting on the pitch in the first place is a struggle as far as Carroll is concerned. He has been beset by hamstring and knee injuries, which have restricted him to just 121 Premier League appearances, whilst he was forced to miss out the first 4 months of this season with an ankle problem.
His injury time goal in the FA Cup against Birmingham on Saturday was his first goal since April, and he knows that he needs to keep producing and staying fit if he is to convince the West Ham hierarchy to offer him a new deal. He said ““Yes, I want to stay and I want a new deal but I can’t really think about that every day. I’ve just got to play my football when I get the chance.
“I’ve got a two-year option at the end of the season so we’ll see what happens.
“I’ve got to play a few more games like this one, get on when I when I get on and, like the manager says, I’ve got to impress him in the minutes he gives me.”
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.