West Ham complete deal for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll is now a permanent player at West Ham. Photo: PA

West Ham United have signed England striker Andy Carroll from Liverpool for a fee of around £15million.

The former Newcastle player has signed a six-year deal at Upton Park, where he spent almost the whole of last season on loan.

It's fantastic for me to be here. I really enjoyed last season, and that shows in me coming back and making it permanent," said Carroll, who has signed a six-year deal. "The fans, the lads and the club itself has been great to me, and what I wanted to do was come back here and play football.

Since the end of the season I've had a lot of time to think, I've missed it and that's why I'm back. Getting promoted the season before last, then finishing where we did - we did great, and it can only get better for us.

The way the club's being run, obviously getting the new stadium and everything like that, it's only going up.

– West Ham striker Andy Carroll speaking to the club's official website
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11 - Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch both scored seven goals and assisted four in the 2012-13 Premier League. Clones.