Welsh side Cardiff City are reportedly eyeing an audacious move for veteran striker Andy Carroll who’s a free agent. Ex-England international Carroll is a free agent after his short-term contract at West Brom ended this summer.

Andy Carroll was signed as a free agent by English Championship side Readingat the start of last season. The striker signed a short-term deal when he joined the Royals at the start of last season. 33-year-old Carroll could sign for a third English Championship side within a year if Welsh team Cardiff City decide tofirm up their interest in the former West Ham United and Newcastle United player.

Belgian top flight side Club Brugge were surprisingly linked with a move for Andy Carroll earlier in this summer’s transfer window. As a matter of fact, the lanky striker was on the way to Club Brugge before the move fell through.

On the possible move to Cardiff City for Carroll, former Bluebirds striker Nathan Blake confirmed the club’s interest in him. As revealed by Wales Online, Blake said Cardiff City are planning to sign a new striker and the aforementioned Carroll is the player in question. According to him, he has been reliably informed that the Bluebirds are closing in on a move for the England striker. Speaking further on a possible free transfer signing of Carroll, Blake said he has been informed by a trusted source and that it would be a pay as you play deal.

Cardiff City manager Steve Morison has made a lot of signings this summer and he’s keen to add another signing to his squad between now and the rest of the transfer window especially in attack. He has seen attacking players such as Jordan Hugill, James Collins and UcheIkpeazu leave the club this summer. To this effect, Morison wants to add a new attacker to his squad.