Andy Carroll has revealed that English Championship outfit Reading were interested in signing him during this summer’s transfer window.Carroll confirmed the Reading transfer interest in an exclusive interview with English publication The Athletic.

It was reported by several media outlets during the summer that Reading want to sign 6-foot-4 striker Andy Carroll on a free transfer following his release from Newcastle United. In the end, Carroll was unable to agree a deal to join the Royals as a free agent and it has been speculated that finance played a big part in the breakdown of talks between Carroll and Reading.

Andy Carroll was on big wages while he was at West Ham United and Newcastle United and it would take some getting used to if only the Championship clubs and the lower league teams are keen to sign him. Carroll will most definitely need to take a big pay cut if he wants to continue playing his football in England and outside the Premier League.

Carroll spent the last two seasons at Newcastle United but he was not a regular in the starting XI under manager Steve Bruce. The England international played 48 times for the Magpies over two seasons before his release this summer. Newcastle United officials decided against giving him a new deal.

In his interview with the aforementioned media outlet, Andy Carroll revealed that he had offers from other teams apart from Reading and he didn’t rule out the possibility of returning to play for Newcastle United. Carroll stated that the uncertainty over his future in the summer was the tough for him. The 32-year-old revealed that he was not sure whether he would be going back to Newcastle United or if he would sign for Reading. He also mentioned that he had the possibility of moving to Turkey or the United States to continue his career.

Carroll was not able to join any club and he’s presently a free agent.