Andy Caroll arrived at West Ham from Liverpool, initially on loan in 2012 and since then, he has gone on to make 133 appearances in all competitions, scoring 33 goals.
The 29-year-old is however extremely injury-prone and had to miss the start of this season due to an ankle injury. The England international is currently below the likes of Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez in the Hammers pecking order.
Manuel Pellegrini should look to replace him with a more threatening and younger forward. Caroll’s best years are now behind him and he should perhaps focus on playing in a less physically demanding league at this point.
A player who will be a good swoop for the Hammers is Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham who is currently on loan with Aston Villa in the Championship. The 21-year-old Abraham is one of the best up-and-coming English talents and has been impressive for Villa this season as he has gone on to score 14 goals from 19 appearances in the English second-tier.
Abraham also spent the 2016-17 season in the Championship with Bristol City and went on to score 26 goals in 48 appearances for the club in all competitions. He had a much less successful spell in the Premier League last season for Swansea City as he went on to score just five goals in the top-flight from 31 appearances.
In spite of this, Abraham is still young, he has a lot to learn and deserves a second chance to shine in the Premier League. This is a player whom West Ham should go after as he could prove to be a good signing in the long-run.