English Premiership

Eto'o wanted to fill Carroll void

2014-08-01 09:45
Samuel Eto'o (File)
Cape Town - West Ham United are in talks with ageing Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o as they look to fill the gap left by Andy Carroll.

Carroll is expected to be out of action for at least three months and Sam Allardyce has been given the board's backing to sign a striker as cover for injured star.

The Times report that West Ham have identified three targets to take Andy Carroll's place while the striker recovers from injury.

Samuel Eto'o is top of Allardyce's list while Peter Crouch and Portuguese forward Hugo Almeida are the alternative options.

Stoke City are interested in selling Crouch as they seek to reduce their wage bill.

Crouch earns £45 000 per week and could be sold to West Ham for just £1 million.

Eto'o, who was released by Chelsea after his one year deal expired, scored 12 goals in 34 appearances last season while Crouch netted 10 times in 38 appearances for Stoke City.


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