By Amir Mir
Bradley Allen has questioned whether West Ham ace Andy Carroll will be offered a new contract by the club.
The 28-year-old has a contract which runs at the London Stadium until 2019 and BBC Sports pundit Allen questioned his future at the Premier League side.
Striker Carroll missed his sides 1-1 draw against Watford on Saturday evening through injury, a far too familiar situation for Carroll during the past few seasons.
Constant injuries have stalled his progress as he has been unable to fully complete a campaign without ending up on the sidelines at some point.
As a result, former QPR striker Allen believes the Hammers may not need him if the club splash the cash on a centre-forward during the next transfer window.
“My problem with the Andy Carroll situation is will he be offered a new contract with so few games he has played in the last three years?” Allen asked BBC Sport.
“They need him in my opinion, unless they are going to go big in the next transfer window.”
This season, Carroll has played 16 games in all competitions for the Hammers, scoring six goals, all of which have come during 12 Premier League encounters.
The England international has already missed 18 games this term through injury as he is yet to complete a full season during his four years at the club.
Newcastle-born Carroll made a permanent switch to the east London club during the summer of 2013 from Premier League rivals Liverpool.
During his time at the club, he has played 108 games in all competitions, finding the back of the net on 29 occasions.
During his absence in the last two matches, Slaven Bilic’s side have picked up two points, first at home to West Brom, then a point away at Watford.
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