West Ham United have completed the signing of striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The club announced the signing today on their official website stating the signing was a record deal despite not disclosing the actual amount. The contract has an option for the club to extend the deal by a further two years.
“The marquee signing represents a significant step for the Club as they prepare to move to the 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium in 2016, with Carroll set to play a central role having committed his long-term future to the Hammers,” the club statement said.
The 24-year-old England international signs after a successful loan spell last season in which he scored seven times and helped guide the club to an impressive 10th place finish in their return to the Premier League.
“It’s fantastic for me to be here. I really enjoyed last season, and that shows in me coming back and making it permanent,” Carroll told the club’s website.
“The fans, the lads and the Club itself has been great to me, and what I wanted to do was come back here and play football.
“Since the end of the season I’ve had a lot of time to think, I’ve missed it and that’s why I’m back. Getting promoted the season before last, then finishing where we did – we did great, and it can only get better for us.
“The way the Club’s being run, obviously getting the new stadium and everything like that, it’s only going up.”