Filed: Monday, 16th July 2012
By: Staff Writer
Carlton Cole's days at West Ham could be numbered after he was told that he may not necessarily be part of Sam Allardyce's first team plans for next season.
KUMB understands that the former England striker, who scored the first goal in West Ham's 2-1 play-off Final win against Blackpool back in May has been informed that he will not be guaranteed a first team spot next season.
With West Ham chasing the likes of Liverpool's Andy Carroll and Sochaux's Modibo Maiga - who some sources have suggested will complete a move to West Ham this week - Cole is likely to be second choice, at best, for the lone striker's role under Allardyce's system.
And the 28-year-old, who moved to West Ham from Chelsea six years ago has been told to seek a new club should he wish to guarantee first-team football on a regular basis.
The Hammers are still in line to sign Mali striker Maiga this week, with the club still seeking to land Carroll on loan from Liverpool. However the Hammers face stiff competition from his former club Newcastle.
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by cranham hammer
11:49AM 20th Jul 2012
''Sold off cheap? Carlton is worth about £3m, perhaps £4m. Carlton couldn't score enough goals to keep us up two seasons ago, nor to get us promoted last season. Without Vaz Te we would be playing Birmingham etc this season.
Demba Ba didn't play some games to allow Carlton to play and we got relegated - don't let it happen this time around with Sam Baldock - enough said.''
by Alex P
12:21PM 17th Jul 2012
''Bit harsh on Cole but maybe he finally needs a rocket up him and someone challenging for his position...''
by kristian hamlin
11:32AM 17th Jul 2012
''I cannot belive im hearing this. Carlton Cole is a legend.
He needs someone to play off him, not left up front on his own. Please Coley, stay and fight for your place. Always believe in your soul, you've got the power to know you're indestructable, always believe it....Carlton Cole!''
11:27AM 17th Jul 2012
''Big Sam could be the next Pope, The two Daves are selling up and opening a hat shop, Trevor Morley is signing next week,
where do these stories start with Cole?''
05:27PM 16th Jul 2012
''This would be a rubbish choice. Even if we bring in superior strikers Carlton should at least be in the squad!
I'd be VERY unhappy if he is sold off cheap...''