West Ham have no intention of selling star striker Andy Carroll according to manager Slaven Bilic.
The striker has recently returned to form and was involved heavily in the recent match against Liverpool with two goals. The goals against his former club have raised his profile just-in-time for several rumours to spark during the January transfer window. Carroll came to the club for £ 15 million from Liverpool in 2013. However, this time at Upton Park has been blighted by a consistent run of injuries. He has three league goals from six league starts, but there are six more appearances from the bench.
Clubs interested in signing him will take into account the poor injury record that he has had in the last couple of years. However, Carroll remains as one of the most saleable assets for West Ham. The club has been on an upward trend in recent years. Bilic has proven that he can manage the top club like West Ham after being largely experiences with national teams so far in his managerial career. West Ham have had some impressive results against top teams like Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea this season. They continue to remain only a couple of points below the top four places, which is a huge improvement compared to recent seasons.
“The club are not willing to listen to offers. We want Andy to stay and perform like he does in most games.Nobody at the club wants to sell him, he’s a very good player. But whenever he scores a couple of goals the rumours start.The only way he can stop the rumours is to play badly, which we don’t want him to do. We don’t want to sell him. He’s very good in the dressing room and I know he’s happy here,” Bilic said.