Former Liverpool and West Ham striker’s surprise Premier League return falls through

Former Liverpool, West Ham United and Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll will not be making a surprise return to the Premier League.

Former Liverpool, West Ham United and Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll will not be making a surprise return to the Premier League.

This comes as prospective Wolverhampton Wanderers signing Diego Costa was granted his work permit and passed his medical ahead of a move to Molineux on Thursday.

Been something of a nomadic existent for the giant No.9 recently after brief stints at Reading and West Brom. Has emerged as a shock target for Wolves who are also interested in Diego Costa.

Wolves acted swiftly in the last week to replace summer signing Sasa Kalajdzic who suffered an ACL injury during his debut for the club and turned their attentions to former Chelsea forward Diego Costa.

However, after Costa’s proposed move was initially held up due to his work permit being rejected, the gold and black made contact with former England man Carroll.

If a move for Costa was to not develop, Carroll would have earned a surprise move to back to the Premier League after spending last season on short-term deals with Championship sides Reading and West Brom.

Unfortunately for Carroll, though, Wolves’ appeal was successful and Costa is now set to put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Molineux.

The 33-year-old Geordie has made nearly 250 Premier League apperances throughout his career with the last of those coming in 2021 with Newcastle.

Carroll for now remains a free agent and will have to wait for one last hoorah in England’s top flight.