Julian Dicks has urged Andy Carroll to join West Ham and put his Liverpool nightmare behind him.
The Reds accepted a season-long loan bid from the east Londoners, believed to be worth around £2million, for the England striker on Monday evening.
The Hammers face competition from former club Newcastle for the hitman's services though, a move which is believed to be favoured by the 23-year-old.
He wasn’t a prolific goalscorer but he added another dimension to the team [during his time at Liverpool]
But former Irons favourite Dicks believes Carroll has the credentials to be a success at the Boleyn Ground.
“Andy Carroll’s a good player,” he told the Sports Bar. “He’d be a good asset for West Ham.
“He’s perfectly made for West Ham. He’s a big lad, he holds the ball up well and he’s aggressive.
“He did really well at Newcastle and he’d do well at West Ham. The fans would love him at Upton Park.
"He might not have had the best time at Liverpool but he did very well with Newcastle.
"In the games I watched him play for Liverpool he did well. He wasn’t a prolific goalscorer but he added another dimension to the team."