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Andy Carroll re-signs for Newcastle United after eight and a half years away

Andy Carroll returns after spells at Liverpool and West Ham United Credit: PA

Andy Carroll has returned to Newcastle eight-and-a-half years after his £35million move to Liverpool.

The 30-year-old striker, who was a free agent after being released by West Ham at the end of last season, has signed an initial one-year deal with the club at which he made his name.

Carroll said: "It feels very good. My friends and family are here, and it's the club that I support - it is home."

Carroll has been plagued by injuries since moving away from Tyneside and is currently working his way back from ankle surgery.

However, he is desperate to return to the form he showed in a black and white shirt.

Carroll has been plagued by injuries since moving away from Tyneside and is currently working his way back from ankle surgery.

However, he is desperate to return to the form he showed in a black and white shirt.

He added: "I enjoyed the time I spent here, and hopefully I can carry on where I left off. When I left eight-and-a-half years ago, I was scoring goals and I was enjoying my football.

"It's been a pretty tough time since then, and I just want to get back to that.

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Arnautovic leaves West Ham for Chinese Super League

Arnautovic signed a new West Ham contract just six months ago Credit: PA

Marko Arnautovic has completed his move from West Ham to Shanghai SIPG, the Premier League club have announced.

The 30-year-old Austria international moves to the Chinese Super League champions for an undisclosed fee.

He scored 22 goals in 65 appearances during his two-season stay with the Hammers after joining from Stoke in 2017.

"West Ham United can confirm that Marko Arnautovic has joined Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG for an undisclosed fee," read a short statement on West Ham's website.

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Carroll, Adrian and Nasri all leave West Ham

The trio, along with Spanish striker Toni Martinez, will depart when their contracts expire at the end of June. Credit: PA

Andy Carroll, Adrian and Samir Nasri are to leave West Ham this summer, the club have announced.

The trio, along with Spanish striker Toni Martinez, will depart when their contracts expire at the end of June.

West Ham joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold said in a statement on the club's website: "Andy and Adrian have both been great servants to West Ham United throughout their time at the club and we thank them for their loyalty and commitment to the claret-and-blue cause.

"Both have provided us and our fellow supporters with some unforgettable moments, whether they were sensational scissor kicks and unstoppable headers in Andy's case, or penalty saves and goals in Adrian's.

"They can both be assured of warm welcomes whenever they return to London Stadium and we wish them, as well as Samir Nasri and the young players whose contracts are up this summer, the very best for their future careers."

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