Transfers

West Brom confirm signing of Andy Carroll

Sean Walsh
Carroll has joined the Baggies
Carroll has joined the Baggies / Alex Morton/GettyImages
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West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Andy Carroll on a free transfer following his departure from Reading.

The former Liverpool striker joins the Baggies on a deal until the end of the season.

Carroll only joined Reading in November 2021 after he was released by Newcastle last summer, but impressed in his short-lived spell with the Royals, scoring twice in eight games.

He joins up with a West Brom side chasing promotion straight back to the Premier League, with the Baggies fifth in the Championship table and seven points off the top two.

They recently lost newly-signed striker Daryl Dike to a muscle injury and the club have been proactive in chasing a replacement.

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael said in a statement: “Andy is a player who is able to help us straight away. He is ready and brings with him all the attributes we need. It could be a win-win situation for us.

“The fact Andy has played plenty of games for Reading recently is great. He’s fit after playing those games and he’s scored goals during that short-term deal. Hopefully Andy can now score goals for us. 

“After the Dike injury we assessed the situation, because it is a big loss, and it was clear that he had made an impact in that short time. We needed to replace him, and we are pleased to welcome Andy who has a lot of experience.”

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