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Sullivan: we wouldn't have signed Carroll

Filed: Saturday, 14th December 2013
By: Staff Writer

David Sullivan has admitted that Andy Carroll would not have been a West Ham player had the club known he would miss half the season.

Sullivan, speaking to the BBC's Football Focus programme this lunchtime revealed that had he been aware that Carroll would miss half the season, the club would have looked elsehwere for a striker.

"Andy is a fantastic player and on his day he is unplayable," said Sullivan. "We love him and that is why we signed him. But had we known he would be out for this long, we wouldn't have. We are not a rich enough club to deal with that.

"You know any player can get injured, but we can't buy a player knowing he is going to be out for half the season. When we signed him we were assured by the medical staff that the very, very latest he would be back was 1 September. That meant he would only miss two league games.

"He is desperate to come back, he is sweating blood in training - and if you ask me the same question at the end of the season I hope I will be able give you a different answer and say 'Yes, it was the right decision to sign Andy Carroll'."

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