Allardyce airs Carroll concern
Hammers boss not sure striker would want to join him at Upton Park
Last Updated: July 13, 2012 5:08pm
Andy Carroll: Could be sent out on loan by Liverpool this summer
Sam Allardyce admits he would welcome the opportunity to bring Andy Carroll to West Ham United, but concedes any move will depend on the player.
With Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers having hinted that he may be prepared to send Carroll out on loan, speculation regarding where he will be playing in 2012/13 has kicked into overdrive.
Italian giants AC Milan are said to be keen, while West Ham have admitted to holding an interest in the England international.
Allardyce believes Carroll could be a useful addition to his ranks, having already shown that he has what it takes to score goals in the Premier League.
The Hammers boss is, however, not convinced that the burly frontman would want to swap life at Anfield for that at Upton Park.
"You can't say you wouldn't be interested in Andy Carroll, he's a player who has got great stature in the Premier League," Allardyce told Sky Sports News HD.
"Whether Andy Carroll wants to come to West Ham is another matter."
Asked if he would favour a loan move or a permanent deal for the 23-year-old striker, Allardyce added: "It depends on whether Andy Carroll wants to come to West Ham."