a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjit6GTvcHiAhUS8hQKHaQKDHgQ0PADMAB6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2F48449380&usg=AOvVaw0-JaJFShqFK-8rQHJw5Jqg">West Ham striker Andy Carroll will leave the London club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The big striker, now 30, has scored 34 goals in 142 games over a whopping seven seasons with the club. The fact he has only reached that number of appearances shows how much injuries have affected his time at the Olympic Stadium.
But might Rangers consider taking a risk on a striker Liverpool once paid £36m for?

Andy Carroll is a former Liverpool teammate of Steven Gerrard’s. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The fact Carroll once played alongside Steven Gerrard might have some thinking this one is a possibility. In the same way some speak about Danny Welbeck.
Perhaps, in the same way some spoke about Jermain Defoe.
But the big striker’s injuries problems could well be far too much of a risk for the Ibrox club. Carroll is undoubtedly a talented footballer, but injuries have plagued a player once tipped for the top.
Liverpool broke the bank for the player back in 2011. Prior to that, he was rated as one of England’s most promising talents. He was still so highly rated he earned a £15m move to West Ham in 2013.
But no matter where he has been, Carroll has struggled to settle due to injuries. It essentially killed his promising early England career too.

He also played with Steven Gerrard for England. (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/GettyImages)

At West Ham alone, Carroll had 13 injuries. The most recent being in his ankle.
Wherever Andy Carroll goes, he will have to take a considerable pay cut after proving his short-term fitness. But even if Rangers could afford him, the player appears too big a risk.

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