What does Carroll to West Ham mean?
by volley (2012-09-01 08:37:51)
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I've only been following the EPL for about a year.

What does the loan from Liverpool say about Carroll as a player?

Why would a team, or a player, seek a loan rather than a straight out signing?

Thanks


A team would do it to try before they buy.
by Mr Wednesday  (2012-09-01 12:35:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

West Ham gets to try Carroll out for a season and see if he's worth the option price.

Liverpool gets out from under his salary for a year and presumably gets an option price that's better than anybody was willing to pay outright now.

Carroll would do it to try to get a better situation than he has right now.


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