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Carroll open to West Ham stay

15 April 2013 11:41

Andy Carroll is open to a permanent move to West Ham from Liverpool but remains unsure of where he will play next season.

Reports indicate West Ham have the option of signing the former Newcastle striker on a permanent basis before his loan from Liverpool expires, though no deal has yet been agreed.

The 24-year-old, who signed for the Reds for 35 million pounds in 2011 and struggled to make an impact at Anfield, has also been linked with a return to St James' Park but admits his future is still undecided.

"I don't know what is happening so we will just have to wait and see what happens at the end of the season," Carroll told reporters after his side's 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

"It has been great here and every minute has been fantastic. The lads have been great, the gaffer has been great and the fans are unbelievable.

"We will have to wait and see. It is obviously a great club and I do not see why not."

Carroll endured a torrid start to life at Upton Park, plagued by injury, but has found form in recent weeks, scoring five goals in his last seven games and netting over the weekend.

"I have had a few injuries over the years and I am just getting over them now so it is good to get on a run of games and goals," Carroll said.

"With my goal (against Southampton), I just had to hit the target. Obviously it got a little bit of a deflection and went in, which sometimes happens.

"I had a few chances and I think we could have won the game in the end. We are disappointed not to but happy we got the point."

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