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Andy Carroll in bizarre transfer link to Spurs

Andy Carroll is the subject of some bizarre transfer speculation this morning, with reports linking him with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs have been gripped by a crippling injury crisis, with Dele Alli joining Harry Kane and Lucas Moura in the treatment room during yesterday’s 2-1 win over Fulham, while Son Heung-Min is unavailable while on international duty with South Korea.

The lack of options saw Mauricio Pochettino turn to Fernando Llorente to lead the line, while forgotten man Georges Kevin Nkoudou was summoned from the bench to replace Alli after he suffered a hamstring injury.

According to The Sun, Spurs are looking at signing Andy Carroll as a potential replacement, with the 30-year-old having less than six months remaining on his contract at West Ham, with the report saying he could be available this month for just £2 million.

However, it seems strange that Mauricio Pochettino would consider solving his current injury crisis with a player who is almost the definition of the phrase ‘injury prone’.

Carroll has featured in just nine Premier League games this season and is yet to find the back of the net or provide an assist.

He started in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth as Manuel Pellegrini left out wantaway forward Marko Arnautovic, so it seems unlikely that West Ham would be willing to sanction a move without finding a replacement for either the Austrian or the Englishman.

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