Andy Carroll In Line To Make Champions League Debut At 33 After Holding Talks With European Club
The 33-year-old forward, who is currently a free agent after being released by West Brom at the end of last season, is said to be discussing a short term deal with the Pro League champions after travelling to Belgium.
Carroll, who featured in the Europa League with West Ham during his spell at the Hammers, could make his Champions League debut if the deal goes ahead.
Here's how social media reacted to the news.
Andy Carroll is about to get more UCL minutes than Cristiano Ronaldo next season. What has football become😭— Brecht Van Hoecke (@brecht_vh) June 23, 2022
Club Brugge signing Andy Carroll and Benik Afobe.— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) June 23, 2022
If they don’t launch a podcast together called “In Bruges” where they discuss all things Jupiler League over several 9% lagers then they’ve failed as human beings.
I am absolutely here for Andy Carroll playing Champions League football.— Jack (@JDanial16) June 23, 2022
The news came just three months after signing a short-term contract with the Baggies.
Back in April, the experienced forward admitted he wanted to continue playing under Steve Bruce at the Hawthorns. "I have just got to wait to see what happens," he said. "I would be delighted if I could stay, but I've just got to wait and see."
Carroll continued: "I like working hard. I do what I can do and if I can’t make the 90 minutes and I’ve given everything after 70 or 80 or whatever, that’s me, that’s my job done. I have had a lot of troubles over the years but touch wood, hopefully it’s all past.
"I’ve felt really good, I think I’ve missed one training session and one game this season."
Thoughts on Carroll potentially joining the Belgian champions this summer?