A quick glance at the English Premier League table shows that West Ham United are currently 17th, just one point and one place above the relegation zone. There is well documented upheaval off the pitch presently given the club have recently moved and are still finding their feet in the London Stadium which has became their new home this season after 112 years at the Boleyn Ground. Some fans are unhappy with the move to the new stadium, and this is definitely not helping to create a winning atmosphere during home games, the problems with stewarding and segregation have not helped the situation either! The London Stadium is very impressive and it gives the West Ham players a real chance to show what they can do, however, it almost seems that the pressure is getting too them as their form is nowhere near as good as it was last season.
Of course West Ham manager Slaven Billic has been without several key players so far this season due to injury, and fans are hopeful that fortunes will start to improve when these players are fully fit again and back in the team. It is widely recognised that West Ham do have a lot of team spirit and this is something that will stand them in good stead as they look to improve their fortunes, as will the work ethic that they have displayed so far. Many fans are confident that as long as the team continue to have belief in themselves that results will soon turn in their favour and that they will be able to begin pushing for a top ten finish.
As the January transfer window draws closer, it seems only natural that people are beginning to speculate about what changes can be made to the team in order to strengthen it. West Ham will also be looking at players that could potentially be sold in order to raise some funds, and Andy Carroll is the player that is probably odds on favourite to be sold in January, given that he can still command a high price tag and he has not featured in the team for such a long time
due to injury. Carroll is reported to be the target of a number of Chinese clubs who are prepared to pay the big geordie up to £300,000 a week in wages, since moving to West Ham from Liverpool for a fee of £15 million Carroll has struggled for form and fitness and has only scored 27 goals in 92 appearances for the club. At least one Chinese club is thought to be offering a sum in the region of £20 million, he is currently suffering from a knee injury incurred during Hammers ill fated Europa League campaign and has made only four appearances this season.
You have more chance of winning with Royal Vegas Online Casino when playing Royal Vegas casino pokies than you have of predicting the big Geordie's fitness or eventual destination. What is obvious is that if a big enough offer comes in for Carroll, David Gold and David Sullivan co-owners of West Ham, would bite their arms off for it!