Free agent Andy Carroll in talks with Belgian champions Bruges

Free agent Andy Carroll is in talks with Belgian champions Club Brugge as the former England striker eyes a potential Champions League debut at 33

  • Andy Carroll was a British record signing when he joined Liverpool for £35m
  • He has failed to score 10 goals in a season in the 11 years since the transfer
  • Carroll’s last club was West Brom, where he scored three goals in 15 games
  • The 33-year-old striker is now looking abroad for the final chapter of his career 

Former Liverpool and West Ham striker Andy Carroll is in talks over a move to Belgian side Club Brugge.

The 33-year old has flown to Belgium after returning from his honeymoon in Mexico and is discussing a short term deal.

Carroll is a free agent after leaving West Brom and will undergo medical tests ahead of signing his contract.

Andy Carroll has not reached 10 goals in a season since signing for Liverpool 11 years ago

He scored three goals in 15 games for the Baggies after signing from Reading in January.

Club Brugge were champions in Belgium last season and Carroll could find himself playing in the Champions League.

It would be his first opportunity in Europe’s elite competition, although he did previously play in the Europa League and UEFA Cup with Liverpool and West Ham.

The 33-year-old striker flew to Belgium for a medical after his recent honeymoon in Mexico

The 33-year-old striker flew to Belgium for a medical after his recent honeymoon in Mexico

Carroll was highly rated as a young striker at Newcastle and signed for Liverpool for a then-British-record £35m in 2011.

Injuries have hampered his progress since then, though, and the England international has not scored more than nine goals in a season since.

A move abroad after 15 seasons in England could provide an Indian Summer to a career that has never quite got going. 

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