The future of Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is dominating headlines once again, with Simon Wilkes asking: Where should he play this season?
It appears England hitman Carroll is surplus to requirements at Anfield, with Brendan Rodgers having recruited fleet-footed forward Fabio Borini as an attacking foil for star man Luis Suarez.
The 23-year-old powerhouse's strengths do not fit with Rodgers' free-flowing style of play, and although Carroll seems intent to make a success of his £35million move to Merseyside, an Anfield exit seems inevitable.
So today we're asking where he is most likely to have a goal-laden season.
Carroll seems to have three options: 1. Stay at Liverpool; 2. Return to Newcastle; 3 Go to West Ham.
His first option has so far garnered nearly 40 per cent of votes from TEAMtalk readers on our daily poll, with a return to Tyneside pulling in support from over 30 per cent of our readership.
But I believe the third option, a move to Big Sam's Hammers (22%), presents the best platform for Carroll to rebuild his shattered confidence, which briefly crawled out of the doldrums following a solid showing for England at Euro 2012 when he was called upon against the powerful Swedes.
Carroll would face another campaign largely warming the bench under Rodgers, while Newcastle have moved on under Alan Pardew and now play a totally different style to that in which the Gateshead-born giant flourished during his prolific spell at St James' Park, where he was the focal point of a direct Magpies outfit driven by the power of Kevin Nolan rather than the finesse of Yohan Cabaye.
Carroll doesn't seem keen on a move to the East End as the Irons can't offer him European football - but if he did choose to inflict some capital punishment on Premier League defences, Allardyce would set his team up to ensure they make full use of Carroll's undisputed aerial prowess and physicality.
The Hammers are believed to have proposed a £2million loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer next summer - something neither Carroll nor the Reds are interested in at present.
But I reckon a move to London represents the best footballing chance for Carroll to find the form which once saw him strike terror into top-tier defences.
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