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Venables says West Ham ideal move for Carroll

Former Tottenham and Barcelona boss Terry Venables has hailed Andy Carroll's move to West Ham United.

The Liverpool striker signed for the Hammers yesterday.

El Tel wrote in The Sun: "The Hammers' signing of Andy Carroll on a season-long loan is not only a great transfer for them.

"It is also a great transfer for Liverpool and the striker himself.

"Even more importantly, though, it is a great transfer for Roy Hodgson and his bid to lead England to Brazil in two years' time.

"The Three Lions boss clearly sees Carroll as part of his future plans, even if the new Liverpool manager does not.

"I do not blame Brendan Rodgers for farming out the striker just weeks after arriving at Anfield and just 18 months after the Kop paid £35million to sign the frontman from Newcastle.

"If only all managers were that brutally honest.

"The game is all about opinions and, if a manager does not fancy a player, however expensive, he has the right to say so."

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