Out-of-contract former England striker Andy Carroll is set to return to boyhood club United.

The 30-year-old, released by this summer following a six-year spell blighted by injuries, is expected to sign a one-year contract.

Carroll made his first-team debut in 2006, scored 31 league goals and helped them win promotion to the top flight in 2009-10.

He moved to for a club-record £35m in 2011.

Carroll scored only six goals in 44 league games for before he was loaned to for the 2012-13 season.

Although he experienced knee and hamstring problems during that campaign, the Hammers signed Carroll on a permanent deal for £15m in the summer of 2013.

Further injuries limited him to 142 appearances and 34 goals for .

Carroll will be ’s fifth signing of the summer following the arrival of forward Joelinton, winger Allan Saint-Maximin, left-back Jetro Willems and right-back Emil Krafth.

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