Andy Caroll linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion

Andy Caroll linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion

English Championship side West Bromwich Albion has been urged to sign striker Andy Caroll who is a free agent after leaving Newcastle United.

Former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer has urged his club to sign the player on a pay-as-you-play contract as they seek to return to the Premier League.

Albion have made an unbeaten start to the season under Valerien Ismael – with their 10 points from four Championship games meaning they’re only behind league leaders Fulham on goal difference.
The team however looks short in the central striking department despite scoring a division-high 11 goals so far.

“I’m a big admirer of Andy Carroll as a footballer but he just doesn’t play enough games. If they could do a deal on the basis of he gets paid if he plays but not if he doesn’t, then why not? The boy can play, he is a big influence and I’ve heard he’s brilliant in the dressing room.

“The statistics show, over the years, he doesn’t play enough games. A permanent deal on decent money is a no-no for me. But if you can get him in on a pay-as-you-play contract, why not?” Palmer told This is Futbol.

Carroll has been a free agent since leaving Newcastle United earlier in the summer, having scored just once and added four assists in his second spell at the North East club.

As well as 54 goals in the Premier League and 18 in the Championship, the 32-year-old featured nine times and found the net twice in an England shirt.