West Ham have proven they can’t be undaunted by the millions of the Chinese Super League as they have promptly rejected an approach for England international, Andy Carroll, according to report from Daily Mail
The 28-year-old striker has been in decent form in recent weeks, registering 4 goals in his last 4 matches, highlighting his importance to Slaven Bilic’s side.
The Hammers are slowly getting back to their best after a difficult start to the season, and the form of Carroll has been key to their resurgence, which the club hierarchy admits.
The likes of Hebei Fortune, Shanhdong Luneng and Tianjin Quianjian were all interested in the 6ft 4in striker, but the threadbare options of the strikers available to the Olympic Stadium outfit is thin, therefore necessitating that they keep the former Liverpool hotshot.
Simone Zaza, the flop who joined the club has gone to Valencia, Enner Valencia is on loan at West Ham while Ashley Fletcher is not ready to lead the line of such a big club. Diafra Sakho, the other main striker at the club is only set to resume training after an injury layoff next month.
West Ham host Chelsea in the next round of fixtures in the league, with Carroll set to be back for the derby clash. He missed the 1-1 draw away at Watford due to an injury complaint. Carroll is an exciting bullish centre forward, who uses his height and physicality to make a nuisance to oposition defenders.