West Ham have completed the signing of Liverpool forward Andy Carroll for a club-record fee believed to be an initial £15.5million.
The 24-year-old finalized the deal, which is understood to have cost the Hammers £15.5million plus a further £2million in add-ons, after successfully undergoing a medical on Tuesday night. Carroll has signed a six-year contract, which West Ham have the option to extend by a further two years if they wish.
The striker spent the duration of the 2012-13 campaign on loan with the Hammers, scoring seven goals in 24 appearances, and signed a six-year contract after passing a medical. Carroll joined Liverpool from Newcastle United on transfer deadline day in January 2011 for a fee of around £35million after the Reds had allowed Fernando Torres to move to Chelsea for £50million.
He played 58 games for Anfield club in total, and scored 11 times, but was plagued by injuries before new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers allowed him to be loaned to the east Londo...