Andy Carroll, the 28-year old West Ham United forward had a very promising career. After bursting on to the big stage with Newcastle United, Carroll made a big money move to Liverpool. The striker brought in to Anfield for £35million promised an illustrious career.

Carroll made his mark in the Premier League because of his style of play. At 1.93m, and a broad build to his body, he could physically fight off any defender and his left foot had a sweet strike. Add to that his keen eye for goal and Carroll was the typical number nine, English football has loved from the yesteryears. He could hold up play, move around the ball and find a way to finish off moves with goals.

Six years since his move to Liverpool, things have fallen apart for the Englishman and Carroll is now plying his trade for West Ham United. Andy Carroll’s run with injuries coupled with his falling out with the West Ham fans has left the striker in a dark place at the club. He has been unable to rediscover his old form of Newcastle United and the striker has struggled this season. It is now being reported that Chelsea is interested in bringing in the Englishman as a backup for their Spanish striker. With the Englishman possibly on his way out, here are three options for the Hammers to look at.

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge is no longer an integral member of the Liverpool first team. His time at the club has been frustrating this season and the English forward this season has not played enough despite being fit. He was snubbed for the Three Lions call this time and Moyes might want to look at Sturridge as a viable and tested option in the league who would be keen to join any club where he can play more with the 2018 FIFA World Cup coming up.

Andre Silva

The Portuguese was scooped up by AC Milan and was supposed to be one of the poster boys for the club going into the new season. The club’s tactic to bring in a whole new team failed with almost every major signing falling short on the performance chart.

Andre Silva’s time at the club has gone equally bad with the striker failing to perform up front. He has been replaced in the first team position and is looking actively for a transfer away from the Italian club. It is believed that Silva still harbours hopes of playing for Portugal this summer in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and believes that in order to retain his place in the national team he must find himself a new club thus bringing in West Ham United to the picture.

Moussa Dembele

Celtic forward Moussa Dembele bagged 32 goals in his first season in Scotland which helped Celtic swoop the domestic treble. Despite struggling with injuries this term he still has eight goals in seventeen games for the Hoops. He has scored around 40 goals in just over 60 games for the club already and has become their first team hitman above Griffiths. The 21-year-old Frenchman is tipped to become one of the deadliest finishers in Europe and West Ham would do well to snap him up.

Diptanil used to be a columnist of The 4th Official. Knows German and not afraid to use it on you.