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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll in West Ham United colours while on loan last season.  Picture credit: Steve Bardens / GETTY IMAGES

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll in West Ham United colours while on loan last season. Picture credit: Steve Bardens / GETTY IMAGES

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll in West Ham United colours while on loan last season. Picture credit: Steve Bardens / GETTY IMAGES

ANDY CARROLL is today on the brink of joining West Ham permanently after passing a medical with the Premier League club.

The 24-year-old striker, who spent last season on loan at Upton Park from Liverpool, had been due to undergo an assessment today. But last night, Hammers chairman David Gold revealed the examination was already complete.

Gold tweeted: "We managed to bring Andy's medical forward to this evening and I am delighted to informed (sic) you that he has passed with flying colours."

Carroll passed the tests despite a heel injury suffered towards the end of last season, which was expected to sideline him for up to four months.

With the medical complete, Carroll can now complete a move worth £15million-plus.

Carroll scored seven goals and added four assists in 26 league appearances for the Irons last season, having been sent out on loan. Liverpool will take a significant loss on the player, who signed from Newcastle for £35m.

Carroll will become West Ham's third signing of the summer following Shakhtar Donetsk defender Razvan Rat and Real Betis goalkeeper Adrian.


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