Andy Carroll revealed that West Ham United's upcoming move to the Olympic Stadium played a big part in his decision to complete his transfer from Liverpool on a long-term contract earlier this week.

Carroll enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Club last season and has now returned on a contract which runs for an initial six years.

That takes the England striker past 2016, when West Ham are due to move into the Olympic Stadium, and he is relishing the prospect of playing in front of 54,000 Hammers fans.


"It's massive," he exclusively told West Ham TV. "The Club's only going one way and that's what I want to be a part of.

"The fans are never quiet here [at the Boleyn Ground] and it's going to be even better at the Olympic Stadium when more people can fit in. I can't wait."

Carroll is also looking forward to playing under the management of Sam Allardyce again, with a place in the England squad one of his aims in a World Cup year.

He continued: "Sam is a great manager and a great man. I enjoyed working under him at Newcastle and here too, so speaking to him over the summer, he was happy with the way I was last season and I'm looking forward to working with him again.

"It's always good when you have somebody who is behind you. He only gives me confidence to go out there and show what I'm about.

"I want to keep fit, score goals and perform week-in week-out. If I do that hopefully I'll get into the England team.

"If it comes with England, then it'll come. Every footballer wants to win trophies too and i don't see why we can't the way our team is going."