Andy Carroll is set to undergo a medical at West Brom and sign until the end of the season after impressing at Reading this season – as under-pressure boss Valerien Ismael looks to bolster his attack for promotion push
- Striker Andy Carroll is set to sign for West Brom after short stint at Reading
- The Baggies have fought off interest from the likes of Bournemouth and Burnley
- The 33-year-old has managed to stay injury free during his brief spell at Royals
- The former Liverpool man has scored two goals in eight games at Reading
Andy Carroll is having a medical at West Brom this morning ahead of signing until the end of the season.
Thee 33-year old is a free agent after his contract ended at Reading earlier this month and he had discussed potential moves to Burnley and Bournemouth.
However, following the hamstring injury suffered by £7million new signing Daryl Dike, West Brom have moved to sign the former Liverpool striker on a short term deal.
Former England striker Andy Carroll is set to undergo a medical at West Bromwich Albion
Manager Valerien Ismael is under pressure after a poor run of results and adding a striker is vital to their hopes of staying in contention for promotion.
Albion had also considered Southampton’s Shane Long.
Former England striker Carroll, whose career has been plagued by inuries, was released by Newcastle last summer and spent four months training alone before joining Reading.
The target man accepted a wage of £1,000-per-week to prove his form and fitness at the Championship club.
Carroll scored two goals in eight games during his brief spell with Championship side Reading
New West Brom signing Daryl Dike has been ruled out for two months with a hamstring injury
Carroll has done exactly that and has been injury-free since joining the Royals in November – scoring two goals in eight games and generally impressing with his performances.
He scored perhaps the greatest disallowed brace for Reading earlier this season with an overhead kick and a 30-yard volley both ruled out for offside.
West Brom currently sit fifth in the Championship despite only winning one of their last six matches.
Ismael will be hoping Carroll can bring a new lease of life into the Baggies squad.